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This is a short summary page for characters from the ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' manga series and its anime adaptation ''Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood''. '''Note''': For the page about the characters from the first anime, see Characters.FullmetalAlchemistAnime.

This page is for the Homunculi, strange humanoid monsters that are the main antagonists of the series. '''Some spoilers will be unmarked.'''


All of them provide examples of:
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Of a sin or aspect of human nature; and also a facet of Father's personality.
* ArtificialHuman: All of them except [[spoiler: Wrath]] were created by Father in order to create pawns and means for Father to achieve perfection. [[spoiler:Father himself was the very first artificial human.]]
* DarkIsEvil: Generally true.
* DarkIsNotEvil: Greed, who made a HeelFaceTurn [[spoiler:twice]]. And Sloth isn't actively malevolent; he just wants to sleep and (fitting the Christian definition of his sin) is too lazy to think much about the moral implications of his actions. Gluttony may be too dumb to know exactly what he's doing, but still belongs more in "evil" than "good".
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:In the manga and ''Brotherhood'', all seven of Father's creations are defeated in ways that reflect each of their respective deadly sins they represent.]]
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Except for Gluttony, who is bald and Father, who has blond hair.
* EvilGloating: Except for the dim Gluttony and generally-too-lazy-to-talk Sloth, all of them are frequent practitioners of this.
* TheFamilyThatSlaysTogether: The Homunculi are all siblings, born from Father's body.
* FatalFlaw: Their belief in their invulnerability. While they are [[HealingFactor much harder to kill than an ordinary human]], they're by no means indestructible (see LogicalWeakness below). In combat, they're more likely simply to take incoming hits and heal rather than dodge, which causes them to burn through their energy reserves faster. Additionally, this belief has allowed the heroes to get the drop on them many times.
* HealingFactor: Can recover from fatal injuries without much problem. However, "killing" them enough times exhausts their factor and renders them dead for real. Due to the method of his creation and the effects on his body it had, Wrath is the exception, [[WhyWontYouDie not that he needs it]].
* HeroKiller: The heroes are terrified of them all, with Wrath, Pride, and Lust in particular living up to their reputation in combat.
* HumanoidAbomination: All are sociopaths (except arguably [[AntiVillain Greed]], [[PunchClockVillain Sloth]], and [[ObliviouslyEvil Gluttony]]) made through unnatural means with superhuman powers fueled by a stone filled to the brim with disembodied souls screaming in despair.
* TheIlluminati: [[spoiler:The demonic leaders of government controlling conspiracy.]]
* LackOfEmpathy: In varying degrees depending on the individual--Greed's definitely the least so in this aspect and Pride, Envy, Lust, and Father are definitely the most.
* LogicalWeakness: Despite their incredible powers, the Philosopher's Stones that power them are still a finite energy source, meaning they can be beaten through [[ZergRush sheer attrition]], [[spoiler: such as Mustang repeatedly incinerating Lust and Envy until they couldn't regenerate any more. Even [[BigBad Father]] isn't able to hold out for more than a few minutes against the combined assault of Ed, Izumi, Mustang, Armstrong, Greed/Ling, Lan Fan, Darius, Zampano, and the [[BadassArmy Briggs troops]].]]
** Additionally, aside from those abilities, their bodies are functionally identical to a normal human's, meaning they're susceptible to most anything humans are, [[spoiler:such as, again, Mustang burning Lust and Envy, or Olivia and the Briggs Troops [[HumanPopsicle freezing Sloth]].]]
* TheMagnificent: Each of them all have a title which further demonstrates their respective sins. There's: Lust the Lascivious, Gluttony the Voracious, Envy the Jealous, Greed the Avaricious, Sloth the Indolent, Wrath the Furious, and Pride the Arrogant.
* MoralMyopia: Ed calls this out to [[spoiler: Pride]] and Ling does so to [[spoiler: Greed as well]]
* NighInvulnerable: As {{Humanoid Abomination}}s, each with a unique ability and every one possessing an ''insane'' HealingFactor, even Gluttony is this by default.
* OurHomunculiAreDifferent: They appear human but are in fact artificially made by Father to carry out his will through the use of a PhilosophersStone. The exceptions to this are [[spoiler:Wrath and second Greed, who were both created by injecting a human with a stone]]. Father himself was made when [[spoiler:an ancient civilization used alchemy to bring him beyond The Gate and bind him to our world with Hohenheim's blood.]]
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: More like powered by a forsaken population of countless souls.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: All of the first 6 were created centuries ago by Father who himself is over 400 years old. Wrath and the Second Greed avert this rule.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: In one of the openings there's a picture with all of them with half their face in a shadow and just one glowing red eye.
* RedRightHand: Their ouroboros tattoos.
* SevenDeadlySins: Each of their code names ([[spoiler:only King Bradley and Selim have names to the public eye, and Lust goes by Solaris at one point]]) are named after one because they are split from Father in order to become the perfect being. [[spoiler: Almost all of them die in manners similar to the punishments in ''Dante's Inferno'', with the exception of Envy.]]
* TheSociopath: With the exception of arguably Greed, all of them cover at least one of the following evils; display [[LackOfEmpathy no guilt to their crimes]], often [[KickTheDog gloat about it]], [[ManipulativeBastard manipulate others]] to no end, [[ConsummateLiar lie about everything]], [[{{Sadist}} enjoy the sufferings of others]]. [[ForTheEvulz Envy]], [[BloodKnight Lust]] and [[SmugSnake Pride]], however, are the biggest ones.
* TangledFamilyTree: [[spoiler:Father is Ed and Al's much-older half-brother, if he's anything, and his 'children,' the Homunculi, are their nephews and niece (or nieces if you [[AmbiguousGender count Envy as a woman]]). Despite being older. In one of the omakes they even try and beg a couple years of pocket money out of him.]]
* TrueCompanions: When you get right down to it, the Homunculi boil down to a big, happy, evil family. Envy, Lust and Gluttony were quite possibly the closest among them, however, and were almost always seen together. As you can imagine, [[spoiler:both Gluttony and Envy are horrified when Lust dies. Gluttony is left sitting there doing nothing but sobbing and Envy is quick to rage at King Bradley for letting it happen]].
* UndyingLoyalty: With the exception of Greed, who rebels against this, the Homunculi display varying degrees of zealous loyalty to their Father.

->Voiced by: Creator/IemasaKayumi (JP), Creator/KentWilliams (EN), Ali Rondon (Latin America)

'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military/Homunculi\\
'''Speciality:''' Perfect Alchemy/Immortality]

The creator and leader of the homunculi. His true name is Homunculus--he was the first artificial human, having a body made out of Philosopher's Stone, and all other homunculi are pieces of him. He is almost identical to Hohenheim, since he was created from Hohenheim's blood back in Xerxes. Was responsible for the destruction of Xerxes, which gave him immortality. He spread a corrupted form of Xerxes alchemy to Amestris.
* AbusiveParent:
** Burning Greed alive in a vat of molten metal, for one thing. He raises his children specifically to act as pawns in his plan.
** He doesn't care when any of the homunculi die. He just [[PragmaticVillainy keeps them around because they're useful.]] [[spoiler:Ed eventually points this out to the physically crumbling Pride, whom Father abandons in order to go replenish his own philosopher's stone.]]
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:His final fate. "[[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Despair for the conceited.]]"]]
* AntagonisticOffspring: [[spoiler: In a bizarre way, he's this to Hohenheim.]]
* AntiMagic: He can turn off alchemy. Not just the alchemy of one person, but '''''all the alchemy in the country.''''' This only applies to Amestrian alchemy, so people like Scar or May Chang are immune to this. This is because [[spoiler:all the Amestrians have to go through a layer of his Philosopher's Stone to draw on energy. Once Scar activates a circle that nullifies it, Ed and Al resume throwing things at him.]]
* ArchnemesisDad: To Greed after he [[spoiler:joins the heroes to stop Father's plans.]]
* AssimilationBackfire: [[spoiler:After absorbing Greed again in the end for his Philosopher's Stone, Greed rebels from within by turning Father's body into frail graphite.]]
* BaitTheDog: When he meets the Elrics, he cheerfully chats with them about their relationship with Van Hohenheim, mends their wounds, and gently admonishes them for not taking care of themselves. Then he tells Gluttony to eat Ling and responds to Ed's plea for Ling's life with "I don't care."
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: [[spoiler: "Despair for the conceited"]].
* BigBad: Everything that happens in the series is directly caused by him, since he is the leader and creator of the Homunculi. [[spoiler: Not only would Amestris not been created, but none of the cast would've ever been born if it weren't for his plans]].
* {{Bishonen}}: [[spoiler: See OneWingedAngel, below]]
* BishonenLine: [[spoiler:Form 1--A tiny black blob with one eye. Form 2--A middle-aged man. Form 3--A human-shaped LivingShadow covered in eyes. Form 4--A miles-tall one-eyed giant. Form 5--A golden-haired youth. Form 6--A vein-covered, white-haired youth. Form 7--Back to Form 1.]]
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He initially appears as a jovial old man to the Elric brothers and even heals Ed's wounds. This unfortunately, does not last, as he reveals he plans to use them and drops the act to become antagonistic to them for the rest of the series.
* BlowYouAway: [[spoiler:Can create Tornadoes from his hands.]]
* BodyHorror: He can do some ''really'' creepy stuff with it, especially when helping his Homunculi.
* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler:He's Ed and Al's brother.]]
* TheChessmaster: With four hundred years of planning behind him.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: He comes off as one, but only because his concerns are so far above humans' that they can rarely understand his thought processes.
* CreativeSterility: When it's pointed out to him that all he tends to do is mimic humans, his response is essentially [[ShutUpKirk "Fuck you."]]
* DarkIsEvil: Father was originally a small, flask-dwelling blob of darkness before taking Hohenheim's likeness. Even still, this form is revealed to be more of a container and that [[spoiler:he is actually a human sized, eyeball-covered being that is completely black]]. This gets taken further in the anime. Whenever we're shown Father's lair, it seems to glow with a strange silver light. [[spoiler: When he sheds his human form and becomes the black blob during his fight with Hohenheim, the room becomes much darker, almost insinuating that his old body had been ''emitting that light''.]]
* DealWithTheDevil: Specializes in this, ''especially'' the "careful what you wish for" part. [[spoiler:The King of Xerxes and Central Command were both promised immortality for their participation in many horrific projects culminating in the sacrifice of every soul in their respective countries, none the wiser that this all meant his feast of souls included them as part of the meal. These Faustian deals are in fact the driving force behind the entire plot. There's also appealing to Solf J. Kimblee's sadistic sense of curiosity to get Kimblee to work with the Homunculi and cornering Ling Yao into accepting Greed, though these two [[HoistByHisOwnPetard came back to bite him in the ass]].]]
* DeathByIrony:
** [[spoiler:In an early conversation with Hohenheim, his 'parent', Father dismisses the human importance of building a family and wishes that he could survive outside of his flask. His container is broken by Greed, one of his 'children', and Edward, Hohenheim's first true son.]]
** [[spoiler:Father never really separated his greed from himself, given that he needed motivation to absorb the souls of Amestris and eventually Truth. Instead, Greed the Avaricious inherited his selflessness and ability to care for those important to him, which eventually became his undoing when the homunculus sacrificed himself to fatally weaken his container.]]
** [[spoiler:All over the place with the loss of his Stone – his reserve of human souls is whittled down with Amestrian war machinery, Amestrian alchemy, and chimera powers (all three of which he'd either used to build the nationwide transmutation circle, provided the founding knowledge for, or both), and Xingese alkahestry (founded by his counterpart, Hohenheim). At the climax, he's bare-handedly beaten around the arena by Edward, and he struggles to comprehend how a 'perfect being' like himself could be at the mercy of human hands.]]
** [[spoiler:Invoked by Truth in Father's final scene. After Father gives a speech to the human sacrifices about Truth's tendency to mete out "despair for the conceited", that's exactly what he receives in a BreakingSpeech from his own Truth. In the end, Father – no more than a sentient bit of truth and knowledge himself – is dragged back into the Gate, sobbing and pleading with Truth to tell him what he cannot understand and cannot know.]]
* DespotismJustifiesTheMeans: He's fine with [[spoiler: sacrificing 50 million+ Amestrians]] as long as he achieves his goal of [[spoiler: absorbing God and his power]].
* DevilInPlainSight: During his early days as the [[spoiler:"shadow in the flask"]], he was obviously up to no good but unfortunately no one in Xerxes picked up on it enough to avoid becoming an UnwittingPawn.
* ADogNamedDog: [[spoiler:His original name, Homunculus]].
* DraggedOffToHell: [[spoiler:Or the nearest equivalent in this universe.]]
* EarlyBirdCameo: He appears twice, each time for only a moment, in the first episode when he detects the Freezing Alchemist's huge transmutation circle in Central.
* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler:His true form, a human-shaped blob of LivingShadow covered in massive eyes and mouths.]] It's also never made clear what exactly he ''is'', only that [[spoiler:he was made partly from Hohenheim's blood]].
** We are told that you have to pay a toll to [[spoiler: go past the Gate and gain a part of the truth]]. We are also told that [[spoiler: blood contains soul data and human lives/souls are among the highest prices you can pay]]. Therefore, one may assume that Father is [[spoiler:a manifestation of however much knowledge you can get for the blood that was offered]].
* ElementalPowers: [[spoiler: He gains a few after consuming The Truth.]]
* EvilCounterpart: To [[spoiler:Hohenheim. They have similar appearance, at first, but contrasting goals and philosophy.]]
* EvilIsNotAToy: He [[spoiler: uses a massive-scale alchemy technique to absorb [[{{God}} Truth]] and obtain his power. While he initially keeps control, he is soon overwhelmed and dragged into the Gate]].
* EvilPlan: To achieve 'perfection'. Hohenheim states its actually [[spoiler: to escape his flask which only made bigger after the depopulation of Xerxes.]]
* ExactWords: "Those who dare to play God must pay a steep price for their arrogance." Needless to say, this came back to bite him in the most humiliating way imaginable.
* EyesDoNotBelongThere: [[spoiler: His true form]], has a mass of eyes covering its [[spoiler:shadowy body]].
* FatalFlaw: His condescension towards humans, outlook on them as being simple energy for his goals, and inability to comprehend what makes them tick in a spiritual/moral/ethical/psychological sense beyond darker desires is ultimately what comes back to bite him in the ass. All he sees in the sins he separated from himself are the bad and thus only the bad in humans, but in truth those deadly sins aren't all bad as Greed told us. He certainly never expected [[spoiler:Scar]] to be a thorn in his side, for instance.
* FatBastard: [[spoiler: While not as notable as other examples, it gives this appearance in its Humanoid Blob form.]]
* FromNobodyToNightmare: He started out as [[spoiler: a small, limbless, rather unimpressive-looking creature trapped in a flask. Then he happened to strike up a conversation with a young slave, and things just escalated from there.]]
* GambitRoulette: Manipulating [[spoiler:the development of an entire ''country'']] to suit his plans.
* AGlassOfChianti: He swivels a glass around at one point, although that's [[{{Squick}} not wine he's drinking]]
* AGodAmI: Has this attitude throughout the manga; he believes all other life forms are too far beneath him to even be worthy of contempt. [[spoiler:Accomplishes it for real, but not for very long.]]
* GoodPowersBadPeople: Can heal any injury instantly [[spoiler:because he is a living Philosopher's Stone]]. Also counts as averting NoCureForEvil.
* GrandpaGod: His appearance definitely invokes this, but he's really more a SatanicArchetype than anything.
* HairAntennae: [[spoiler: After absorbing God]]
* HijackingCthulhu: [[spoiler: [[BigBad Father]] uses a massive-scale alchemy technique to absorb [[{{God}} Truth]] into his body. He was never weak to begin with, but Truth is definitely far more powerful. That said, this ends up being a partial subversion, since he eventually [[HoistByHisOwnPetard loses control]] and gets dragged into the GateOfTruth.]]
* HumanResources: [[spoiler: He is basically a living philosopher's stone. When Hohenheim makes a comment about Father's CreativeSterility, he recreates the bodies of the Xerxes souls... right before melting them down AGAIN and turning them in a WaveMotionGun.]]
* HumiliationConga:
** [[spoiler:Once the final battle sees his Philosopher's Stone worn down, Ed proceeds to beat the living shit out of him with his bare hands. Unable to even land a single blow, Father charges at Greed, in an attempt to get the souls from his stone. Greed uses his ultimate shield in reverse to turn Father's body into an incredibly weak substance, which Ed promptly punches a hole through. As he dies, Ed lets him know how much of a piece of shit he is just to rub salt in the wound.]]
** [[spoiler:It doesn't get any better for what happens to him in the afterlife. Truth breaks down everything he believed in before banishing him behind the gate. On top of this, the normally calm and stoic Homunculus breaks down in fear at the thought of going back there and begins to weep uncontrollably and screaming as he's taken back to the Gate he came from, confined for all eternity.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: He despises humans and wants nothing more than to punish them for their arrogance, yet his ultimate goal was to [[spoiler: become a god by absorbing the real one]].
* IJustWantToBeFree: [[spoiler:His initial reason for all he's done is wanting to escape the flask. Even when he gets a body, its noted to just be a larger flask, something that both Hohenheim and Truth note. He doesn't want to be bound to anything--not even God.]]
* ImmortalityImmorality: [[spoiler:The Philosopher's Stone is made by melting down the bodies of living people and trapping their souls within a red liquid.]]
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: If the Seven Homunculus were truly born from Father's desires, then this might be a possibility of his desire to become god. Greed admitted that all he truly wanted was friends and Edward realized that Envy was jealous of humans' inner strenght and the fact they support each other no matter what, so Father might have a serious case of inferiority complex, and thus tried to compensate it by growing a superiority complex and trying to become a perfect being.
* IronicEcho: During the final battle, he talks of how despair is truth. [[spoiler: After he's defeated and sent back to the gate, the physical interpretation of "Truth" throws these words right back at him before the gate pulls him in. Also right before getting sucked back to the gate, he yells how he wishes to know everything and be free. Little does he realize that he actually gained everything he wanted when he got a physical body. Regardless, he chooses to imprison himself down the central command of Amestris, cutting contact with everyone else and therefore becoming no different from the time when he was living inside a small flask.]]
* {{Irony}}: He is an individual that only cares about himself, having no problem sacrificing innocents and even his own children for his goals. But the only genuine selfless thing he did, [[NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished giving Hohenheim immortality, would later be what would ruin his plans]].
* LackOfEmpathy: As he explains to Ling, he considers himself so far above humans that he literally feels ''nothing'' towards them.
* LightIsNotGood: After Father reshaped his body to resemble Hohenheim, he became a light-haired man in white robes, invoking traditional depictions of {{Top God}}s. Later, after showing his true form is [[spoiler:a bizarre eyeball-covered mass of darkness, he absorbs God and takes the form of a younger Hohenheim, once again retaining the light motifs.]]
* MagmaMan: [[spoiler:At one point, he summons a large lava stream.]]
* TheManBehindTheMan: Initially it appears that the Homonculi's grasp on Amestris is based on [[spoiler:Wrath's position as Fuhrer]] when in fact Father is their creator, controlling the [[spoiler:entire government]] and in fact [[spoiler:behind the country's founding]].
* ManipulativeBastard: One of his last tricks involves [[spoiler: calmly having the rotting, moaning population of Xerxes emerge from his body. As a ''distraction.'']]
* MeaningfulName: He is the ''father'' of the homunculi. In addition, his eye catch illustration refers to him as ''Our Father''. Our Father is the term that refers to God in The Lord's Prayer of Christianity: [[spoiler: His ultimate goal is to become a perfect being by attaining the power of God.]]
* MonsterProgenitor: To the rest of the homunculi. Hence the name "Father."
* MotiveDecay: He started out as a lab experiment who couldn't survive outside of the tiny flask he was created in, and caused the end of Xerxes to gain a human body of his own. After that, he starts an elaborate AncientConspiracy, sealing himself in a dark underground hideout, preparing for the day he can [[spoiler:absorb God]]. Hohenheim even lampshades it, pointing out that Father is essentially right back where he started.
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: He taught Hohenheim alchemy and gave Hohenheim an immortal body to thank him for it was his blood that created him. Later, Hohenheim used this same alchemy to fight him, takes advantage of his immortality to create another circle to nullify Father's and it is Hohenheim's children that in the end defeat him.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: When he meets the Elric brothers he gets very close in their face trying to recognize them, much to Ed's discomfort.
* ObliviouslyEvil: Possibly. [[spoiler:In a similar but more sympathetic vein to Shou Tucker, the ending implies that Father truly didn't comprehend that anything he did was wrong, believing that anyone seeking knowledge or perfection would do the same and even begs the Truth to tell him what he should have done differently. Given his status as an EldritchAbomination, he may be telling the truth and may indeed have been operating on BlueAndOrangeMorality]]. However, this may actually be a subversion as [[spoiler:Truth's comment after trapping him in the gate implies that he doesn't buy it and that Father ''did'' know what had done wrong and what he should have done differently, but was too stubborn and proud to admit it]].
* OhCrap: [[spoiler:When he's about to be sent back to the gate.]]
* OmnicidalManiac: Well, it's worse; ([[spoiler:absorbing everyone in Xerxes and Amestris for the power of a god, which puts them in an AndIMustScream scenario]]), but the results are pretty similar.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:During his fight with Hohenheim, Father gets the souls forming his body to "vomit him up", revealing his true form, a LivingShadow in the shape of a man, covered in eyes. He undergoes a second transformation when his "perfect" form is that of Hohenheim as an adolescent.]]
* OrcusOnHisThrone: [[spoiler:He doesn't even leave his throne room until the Promised Day!]]
* ParentalFavoritism: Pride is considered to be Father's favorite.
* PhlebotinumOverload: [[spoiler:After the 50 million Amestrian souls are removed from him, Hohenheim invokes this on him, pointing out that "the few Xerxian souls [he has] left aren't enough to contain [his] so-called 'God'". After a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown from the combined forces of the entire Briggs army, a blinded Roy Mustang, Greed and finally Edward Elric (with his arm restored) completely depletes his philosopher's stone, the power of God causes him to immediately ''implode''.]]
* PitifulWorms: He views humans to be the equivalent of worms and ants.
* ThePowerOfCreation: Personally created each of the homunculi.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: [[spoiler:So powerful is he, he can induce nuclear fusion and create mini-Suns in the palm of his hand. Goes great with his LightIsNotGood motif.]]
* PureEnergy: [[spoiler:He can fire massive, WaveMotionGun-calibre energy blasts.]]
* PureIsNotGood:
** He claims to have purified himself of emotions by giving those aspects of himself to his "children", but as noted by Hohenheim, he's probably worse now than he was when he had those emotions.
** We see in one of the final chapters that [[spoiler:his GateOfTruth, unlike those of others, is ''completely blank'']].
** Though it's stated numerous times that Father has expelled all of his sins, it's interesting to note he acts in a way similar to that of the sins: He seeks power at all costs (Greed); views humans as "ants" (Pride); devours his home cooked meals with no self control (Gluttony); has a desire for a family like humans (Envy); prefers to let others do his bidding for him (Sloth); feels anger towards any opposition, principally Hohenheim (Wrath); and shows complete disregard and manipulation of human beings (Lust); so perhaps he didn't really lose them. Which leads us to…
* SatanicArchetype: [[spoiler:He is the secret chief commander of [[TheIlluminati a deep shadow cult conspiracy]] using a country run by a military industrial dictatorship with a [[PoweredByAForsakenChild sinisterly]]-[[ManipulativeBastard manipulated]] source of prosperity and power, [[DiabolicalMastermind ALL his doing]]. In spite of being responsible for all of the known mass bloodshed within the series universe, few know that he or his [[AncientConspiracy conspiracy]] even exists. His [[EldritchAbomination seed homunculi]], surrounded in [[EsotericMotifs occult symbolism]] the whole nine yards, largely born as the results and [[AnthropomorphicPersonification walking icons]] of [[SevenDeadlySins every single vice]] known to man and to his own personality, refer to him as "Father". He's about ten insidious layers of [[LightIsNotGood misguiding light]], and that's putting it mildly. The King of Xerxes made a [[DealWithTheDevil deal with him]] to become immortal at the expense of the freedom of every soul in his own entire nation only to [[UnwittingPawn quickly find out the hard way]] [[RewardedAsATraitorDeserves how Faustian it really was for himself]], and Solf J. Kimblee is heavily implied to have wagered his own soul in a way just to see how the homunculi's games would play out; knowing this makes it fairly easy to connect the dots about all the main officers in Central Command. Still not convinced this guy's the ''FMA'' crossover between {{Satan}} and the [[GodOfEvil Demiurge]]? Fine. '''His ultimate goal/desire is to conquer and replace {{God}}.''']]
* SelfDuplication: He "perfected" his soul by splitting off parts of it into separate bodies ([[spoiler:in this case, the parts corresponding to the seven deadly sins]]). Rather than destroying the beings created by this separation, he kept them around to do his dirty work for him.
* ShadowArchetype: To Hohenheim. While Father is willing to sacrifice anyone for the sake of fulfilling his desires, Hohenheim will do anything to keep people from dying.
* ShockAndAwe: [[spoiler:He uses it as a protective shield around his entire body, though he needs to bring it down momentarily in order to attack on his own.]]
* StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler:As the Dwarf in the Flask. He needed to be this to fool Hohenheim into going along with his plan.]]
* TearsOfFear: [[spoiler:Truth really set off the water works when he chose to banish him.]]
* ThirdEye: Although his true form has a lot more eyes than that, he's shown a couple of times forming a third eye on his forehead and pulling out a spare philosopher's stone. [[spoiler:When the souls he absorbed from Hohenheim rebel, they cause a drill bit to painfully burst out from the same place.]]
* ThisCannotBe: [[spoiler:Absorbs God, and is later getting pummeled by a human with his bare hands.]]
* TinMan:
** Although he claims to have no emotions he actually does display them, sometimes as seemingly friendly ditziness, but also anger and great cruelty. If anything, it's more like his emotions are fairly low key. Hohenheim points out that while he claims to not want a family, the fact that he created seven "children" and had them call him Father betray his motives.
** Which takes Envy's existence into FridgeBrilliance if you think about it.
** It also foreshadows that Greed actually wants friends since he acts friendly after absorbing Greed; once he gives Greed to Ling he becomes a monster again.
* TheTrickster: [[spoiler:In his earliest days.]]
* TrulySingleParent: [[spoiler:Each one of the Homunculi is born from him. Each is a representation of one of his sins, or so he claims.]]
* TheUnfettered: He sees everyone, enemy and ally alike, as pawns or stepping stones to his goal.
* VillainsWantMercy: [[spoiler: He begs Truth not to seal him beyond the gate when he's rendered powerless. Unfortunately for Father, his pleas are ignored as he's banished to whence he came.]]
* VillainousBreakdown:
** [[spoiler:Undergoes this when he is OutGambitted by Hohenheim.]]
** [[spoiler:He then has a ''major'' when he loses control of God.]]
** [[spoiler:As Ed proceeds to beat him to a pulp, he gets reduced to frantic yelling and becomes ever more insane.]]
** [[spoiler:His final breakdown is when Truth returns him to the gate, he breaks down crying and weeping, demanding to know what he had done wrong, before screaming as the gate closes.]]
* VocalDissonance: In the anime, he keeps his "elderly man" voice even after [[spoiler:transforming into his sexy younger form.]]
* ZergRush: [[spoiler:It takes the combined efforts of Ed, Izumi, Mustang, Hawkeye, Major Armstrong, Zampano, Lan Fan, Darius, Greed/Ling, and ''an entire military company'' just to wear him down to the point to where Ed can move in to close combat.]]

->Voiced by: Creator/KikukoInoue (JP), Creator/LauraBailey (EN), Elena Díaz Toledo (Latin America)

'''Affiliation:''' Homunculi\\
'''Speciality:''' Spears]

A seductress of immense beauty and cruelty. Father's emissary to his pawns.
* AbsurdlySharpClaws: Her primary weapon, which has earned her the InUniverseNickname "the Ultimate Spear".
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She's tall, aloof, and as deadly as she is beautiful.
* AuthorAppeal: In addition to muscular men (see Armstrong), the author has acknowledged that she really likes drawing buxom women such as Lust ("Women should be ''vavoom''!").
* AxCrazy: A bit more polite about it than, say, Envy, but it's made pretty obvious that her "lust" is a lust for violence and murder. To drive the point home, she's the only Homunculus who is not against killing sacrifice candidates (something that even Envy knows isn't allowed), although it took a hell of a lot to push her to that decision.
* TheBaroness: Sexpot version. She even seduces Havoc.
* BeastAndBeauty: With Gluttony, though in a brother/sister manner rather than a sexual one.
* BloodKnight: This is why she's called "Lust"; most notably, she takes an almost sexual pleasure in seeing the riots in Liore and is {{implied|Trope}} to have done the same in the Ishvalan Civil War.
* BondVillainStupidity: After [[spoiler:stabbing Mustang and Havoc, she leaves them to bleed out on the floor without bothering to actually watch them die]]. Cue her surprise when [[spoiler: Mustang returns to kill her, having [[HealItWithFire seared his wounds closed]]]].
* {{Bowdlerize}}: A strange [[{{Inverted|Trope}} inversion]]. [[spoiler:Her death is ''far'' less graphic in the manga than in the anime, which freely displays her body getting burned to the bone over and over again.]]
* BrainsAndBrawn: The Brains to Gluttony and Envy's Brawn.
* BuxomIsBetter: She has pretty impressive breasts, though it only gets brought up once in the main story, plus that one ''omake'' when she [[BoobsOfSteel used them to smash walnuts]].
-->'''Mustang:''' I can see how she tricked you. You've always been a sucker for big boobs.\\
'''Havoc:''' I'm sorry, sir. ''(cue CherubicChoir)'' I just love them so much!
* CardCarryingVillain: Enjoys being evil.
* CombatSadomasochist: Heavily {{implied|Trope}}. She's normally cold and collected, but, in combat, displays a truly sadistic streak.
* DarkActionGirl: You had better believe it.
* TheDarkChick: The only female member of the Homunculi. She's also a manipulator on a team of arrogant brutes and sociopaths.
* DeathByIrony: In a few ways.
** [[spoiler:She is killed with fire by Roy Mustang to protect Riza Hawkeye. Their relationship, while selflessly loving and supportive, is never portrayed as sexual, and the military anti-fraternization law has trained both parties to keep their feelings in check – making it essentially the opposite of a lustful relationship.]]
** [[spoiler:Out of sadism, she gravely injures Mustang and Havoc and leaves them to die, but by doing this, she gives Roy enough time and privacy to cauterize the wounds and prepare for a counterattack. Her lust for causing extended, painful death only serves to set up her own.]]
** [[spoiler:Finally, Lust's effectiveness in battle comes from her berserk, wild thirst for cruelty, yet her killer only remains on his feet as he calmly burns her to death because he is completely focused on ''saving'' someone.]]
* DemotedToExtra: She's a much less developed character in ''Brotherhood'' than she is in the [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist 2003 anime]]. Here she's a FemmeFatale villain. In the 2003 anime, she is [[spoiler:a Homunculus formed from Scar's brother's girlfriend and eventually switches sides.]]
* {{Determinator}}: Takes a ridiculous amount of punishment before she even starts to consider dying.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: [[LampshadedDoubleEntendre Her main attack is called the "Ultimate Lance" and can penetrate anything]].
* DyingCurse: [[spoiler:To Roy.]]
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Her hair's as black as the night and her skin is white as paper. For a character made out to be very beautiful, this serves to let the audience know she's not one of the good guys.
* EvilGenius: She's probably the best in her group at manipulating people and one of the more strategic of the Homunculi. Not ''The'' EvilGenius in a FiveBadBand sense (that's Wrath's job) but ''an'' EvilGenius. Keep in mind, she was orchestrating multiple events like Father Cornello all around the country for ''centuries''.
* EvilIsSexy: {{Invoked|Trope}}. She was the former ImageSource. Jean Havoc has a brief discussion with Roy Mustang about how she was able to... distract him.
* FaceDeathWithDignity: [[spoiler:She takes her death remarkably well]].
-->'''Lust:''' [[spoiler:You killed me.... I hate losing, but there are worse ways to die than at the hands of a man like you.... I love how cold and focused your eyes are.... I look forward to the day that those eyes are wide with ''agony''...]]
* FauxAffablyEvil: Oh, so much. She can come on so damn sizzling and flirty before the knives come out.
* FemmeFatalons: She has ten knives only a moment away.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:As she dies, she says she looks forward to the day that Roy's eyes are "clouded with agony". During the finale, Roy is forced to perform Human Transmutation and has his sight taken as a price.]]
* {{Gainaxing}}: Complete with sound effects.
* GoOutWithASmile: Although a genuine moment of appreciation, it's also more malicious than the standard for the trope, which fits her like a glove.
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler: As Mustang kills her, she calmly accepts her defeat, remarking that there are worse ways to die.]]
* TheHeart: This is what Lust really inherits from Father: the capacity to experience, understand, and enjoy emotion. Out of all the homunculi, Lust has the greatest and most complex sense of humor, takes the most enjoyment out of interacting and fighting others, and -- in her guise as "Solaris" -- demonstrates the most creativity in playing the emotions of others to her advantage. The opening of Chapter 38 shows that Father relied on Lust for insight on the rest of his pawns. [[spoiler:After her death, the homunculi are visibly shaken and show difficulty in working together as well as they used to, which suggests that Lust is the glue keeping Team Homunculus together]].
* InSeriesNickname: "Ms. Ultimate Spear", by Greed.
* IntimateMarks: As befitting her character, her Ouroboros mark is right on her cleavage.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Mustang roasts eight times to make sure she's permanently dead. He sees her Philosopher's Stone shatter.]]
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:Roy roasts her repeatedly till her stone breaks, just as her lance is an inch from spiking through his head.]]
* LadyOfWar: She's as graceful as she is devastating, and she lives for the chaos that is war.
* LightIsNotGood: Her fake name Solaris is associated with the sun. [[spoiler:Also adds to all the sun/god foreshadowing regarding Father's ultimate ambition.]]
* {{Lust}}: Well, duh! In her case it seems to be a lust for violence and chaos rather than being sexual in nature (though she's an ''object'' of lust).
* MadeOfIron: Even for a Homunculus, the woman is tough. No particular explanation is given.
* ManipulativeBitch: On a far smaller scale than, say, Father, but see what she did to Havoc.
* MsFanservice: What would you expect with [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a name like that?]]
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: "She's dust.... I definitely cremated her." Sorry, Roy....
* NumberTwo: PlayedWith. Early on in the series, she's the one who personally coordinates their efforts to manipulate alchemists to advance the plot. However, this is later {{downplayed|Trope}} once it's revealed that Wrath [[spoiler:is King Bradley and is doing this on a national level]] and that Pride [[spoiler:is posing as his kid and is the true personal coordinator of the Homunculi's individual approach to alchemists]].
* OfCorsetsSexy: Well, it's hard for her to wear anything and it ''not'' become automatically sexy on her. But, going for corsetry only emphasises certain assets.
* OppositeSexClone: To an extent. There's some FanDisservice when you notice how she has some of Father's features.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Gluttony.
* {{Pride}}: Very much so, despite it not being "her" sin.
* RasputinianDeath: In the words of her killer [[spoiler: Roy, "I'll keep killing you until you die". He incinerates her nine times consecutively before she finally disintegrates.]]
* RavenHairIvorySkin: As fitting for "lust", she is a true sight to behold with these two features.
* RedOniBlueOni: The blue to Envy's red.
* SacrificialLion: [[spoiler:Inverted/PlayedWith. She's one of the most badass Homunculi, yet is killed fairly early to show that Mustang means business. It's worth noting that her death is also the first real setback that Father has suffered in four hundred years.]]
* SarcasmMode: Switches to this frequently: "Oh no, did I get your ignition gloves all wet? Silly me."
* TheSchlubPubSeductionDeduction: [[spoiler:Poor, paralyzed Havoc....]]
* SmugSnake: She's [[SmugSuper legitimately powerful and cunning]], but ultimately it's her overconfidence in that power and cunning that leads to her downfall.
* SmurfettePrinciple: Lust is the only female Homunculus in the series.
* SoftSpokenSadist: In contrast to her fellow Homunculi, Lust almost never raises her voice, even in battle. This makes her just as creepy and deadly, since it makes it hard to guess what she's thinking.
* SuperiorSpecies: Believes Homunculi are innately superior to humans.
* TheVamp: Is her name ''not'' enough of a clue for you?
* VaporWear: Nothing she wears leaves much to the imagination when it comes to what is underneath.
* VillainousBreakdown: The only time she ever loses her cool is when [[spoiler:Roy obliterates her with fire.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:A mild example, but she dies rather suddenly and much earlier than any other Homunculus (the others all survive until the last arc); and contrary to her incarnation in the 2003 anime, her character doesn't get much CharacterDevelopment.]]
* WhatBeautifulEyes: A really, really creepy variant of this trope directed at Roy. [[spoiler:After he kills her, she tells him that she admires how cold and focused his eyes are... and she wants to see those eyes ''go wide with agony'']].
* WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong: "I've sent [[FatIdiot Gluttony]] and [[HairTriggerTemper Envy]]. They will not fail."
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Her reaction when Roy calls her a monster after showcasing her abilities and Philosopher's Stone. She claims that the homunculi are "the next link in the evolutionary chain" of humanity.
* WolverineClaws: Yup. Ones that are as sharp (if not sharper) than the trope namer's.
* WouldHurtAChild: While with Marcoh in the manga, a little girl enters the room and is nearly stabbed by her sharp claws.

->Voiced by: Creator/TetsuShiratori (JP), Chris Cason (EN), Gonzalo Fumero (Latin America)

'''Affiliation:''' Homunculi\\
'''Speciality:''' Eating Everything/Imperfect Gate]

A simpleton who loves to eat, and will eat anything. A heavy-hitter who plays backup to the other Homunculi as needed. Has an odd, symbiotic relationship with Lust.
* {{Acrofatic}}: Surprisingly quick for his size.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: By no means is Gluttony handsome, but his ''Brotherhood'' incarnation is less drool-prone and this one's 'alternate form' is much less grotesque than the white version of Envy that the 2003 version used.
* AffablyEvil: Relatively friendly and polite. He even [[spoiler:apologized to Al for eating his brother (it doesn't help that he wasn't supposed to eat him) and leads him to Father with the intention of helping get him, Ling and Envy out of his stomach]].
* AvengingTheVillain: [[spoiler:He's deeply saddened by Lust's death and develops a strong grudge against her killer.]]
* BackForTheDead: After his regeneration powers were depleted, he was revived by Father. [[spoiler:However not long after finally returning, he's eaten by Pride.]]
* BackFromTheDead: Scar once exhausted his HealingFactor and killed him for real. However, Father was nearby and able to resurrect him with all his memories without much trouble.
* BaldOfEvil: In contrast to the other Homunculus who have hair.
* BeastAndBeauty: With Lust. It's not [[BrotherSisterIncest romantic]].
* BellyMouth: In his OneWingedAngel form.
* BerserkButton: Hurting Lust in front of him will almost ensure that you'll get eaten.
* BewareTheSillyOnes: He currently provides the trope image.
* BigEater: As per his "sin", he is never, ever full.
* BrainsAndBrawn: The Brawn to Lust's Brains.
* TheBrute: Very strong, none too bright, and used by Father and Lust as a living wrecking ball.
* {{Catchphrase}}: "Can I eat him/her?"
* CurbstompBattle: On the receiving end by [[spoiler: a now Automail armed Lan Fan]], and Ling.
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Eaten by Pride.]]
* DumbMuscle: Gluttony has no real understanding of really anything. All he does is throw himself around and try to eat things.
* EldritchAbomination: About on par on Pride and Father in this regard; the other Homunculi are relatively attractive [[HumanoidAbomination humanoids]], but Gluttony? He's a physically repulsive bottomless pit whose stomach leads to another dimension.
* ExtremeOmnivore: He's the embodiment of Father's gluttony.
* FatBastard: Though he's hardly mean about it.
* FatIdiot: As stupid as he's fat, basically having the smarts and the personality of a child under ten years old.
* HungryMenace: Normally he's docile and really AffablyEvil, but when hes given permission to eat something he becomes very dangerous.
* ImAHumanitarian: Seems to prefer eating humans.
* IronicDeath: [[spoiler:He is eaten by Pride.]]
* IronicEcho: [[spoiler:Pride says it to Greed after absorbing Gluttony and gaining his ravenous hunger.]]
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Who would have expected that Gluttony would end up being eaten by someone else? Still AlasPoorVillain.]]
* LetsGetDangerous: Face it, Mustang--he's one of the Homunculi. You should have expected him to be a NotSoHarmlessVillain.
* LightningBruiser: Manages to keep up with [[SuperSpeed Wrath]] and [[BadassNormal Ling]].
* MoralityPet: Seems to be this to Lust; she's genuinely fond of him.
* TheNoseKnows: Has a very good sense of smell, which makes him dangerous during Greed's groups fight with Pride, as without light to see him, Gluttony has the advantage.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Easily the most docile of the Homunculi when not eating, but once he realizes that Mustang's the one who [[spoiler:killed Lust]], he goes ''ballistic''.
* ObliviouslyEvil: Gluttony is not much eviler than a great white shark. Why is he still so dangerous? Have a look-see below.
* OneTrackMindedHunger: He's just hungry and completely unaware of concepts like morality.
* OneWingedAngel: His chest can open up in a fanged mouth. Unusual for the trope is that he can change back.
* OverlyLongTongue: That thing is huge!
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Lust.
* PsychopathicManchild: He's a ridiculously strong ArtificialHuman with the temperament and intelligence of a young boy. Throughout most of the series, he's reliant on his "keeper" Lust to do the thinking for him (his main input being to ask her if he can eat people). [[spoiler:When she dies, the poor guy suffers a nervous breakdown.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:"Roy Mustang....'''killed Lust!'''"]]
* SayMyName: '''MUSTAAAAAAAAANG!!!'''
* UndyingLoyalty: Towards Lust. He's understandably heartbroken when [[spoiler:she dies]]...and understandably ''[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge furious]]'' when he [[spoiler:encounters her killer]]...
* UnskilledButStrong: In a manner similar to Sloth, Gluttony does not have any real fancy tricks aside from his Imperfect Gate. He uses his massive physical strength to win so he can devour them.
* VillainousGlutton: Well, ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin duh]]''.
* VillainousFriendship: With Lust.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Technically more like [[TheAssimilator Your Usefulness Is Greater To Me Dead]].]]

->Voiced by: Creator/MinamiTakayama (JP), Creator/WendyPowell (EN), Ivette García (Latin America)

'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military/Homunculi\\
'''Rank''': Any\\
'''Speciality:''' Shapeshifting]

A misanthropic little psychopathic shape-shifter. If Envy can KickTheDog, Envy will. Father's chief spy and instigator.

For the sake of clarity, Envy will now be referred to by [[AmbiguousGender they/their/they're]] pronouns.
* AccidentalPervert: Envy walks in on Edward after Edward just left the shower, and thus has no pants or towel on. Screaming ensues.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Noticeably a lot more muscular in ''Brotherhood'' than in the first series. [[MusclesAreMeaningless They're also a weaker fighter in this series]].
* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:Invoked by Edward during Envy's death.]]
* AmbiguousGender:
** [[WordOfGod Nobody knows Envy's true gender, not even Envy]]. That said, other characters refer to Envy with male pronouns.
** For what it's worth, Envy's ''true'' form is most likely a case of NoBiologicalSex.
* AxCrazy: They revel in the horrible atrocities and KickTheDog moments they commit and take every possible opportunity to [[EvilGloating gloat]] about them to anyone who will pay attention. For a perfect example, look no further than when they [[spoiler: giddily admit to Ed and Ling that they the one who started the [[FalseFlagOperation Ishvalan Civil War]]]], all with an ear-to-ear SlasherSmile on their face. Said SlasherSmile is the image to the right.
* BareYourMidriff: Their two-piece outfit leaves their midriff exposed.
* BerserkButton: Envy really, really does not like being called "ugly".
* BetaTestBaddie: [[spoiler:And [[DrivenToSuicide they kill themselves]] when someone points it out.]]
* BigBadWannabe: [[spoiler:In contrast to the 2003 series, Envy in ''Brotherhood'' is a borderline ButtMonkey. The only time they actually win a fight is when [[WorfHadTheFlu Ed had broke his automail arm.]] Dr. Marcoh completely immobilizes them ''twice''.]]
* BoisterousWeakling: Brags a lot, despises humans and is prompt to KickTheDog as often as they can. And gets their ass handed to them in every serious fight they have [[spoiler:except in their OneWingedAngel form… and ''even that one'' [[IncrediblyLamePun backfires]] horribly against Mustang.]] Made even more obvious when it turns out [[spoiler:their real true form is that of a minuscule larva-thingy.]]
* TheBrute: Arguably. Envy's got a HairTriggerTemper, a profoundly limited sense of subtlety, an overreliance on brute force in combat, and a relatively low position on the Homunculi totem pole. [[spoiler:They are also the biggest homunculus]].
* BullyingADragon: Envy admits to Mustang that [[spoiler:they killed his best friend]] and brags about it. All that mocking stops the moment Mustang sizzles out their eyes.
* CardCarryingVillain: Just look at how they gloat to Ed and Ling about how they were the one who sparked the Ishval Civil War. It's obvious they love being a heartless, evil monster.
* ChewingTheScenery: "I'm ''ALLLIIIIIIIIIIIVE!''"
* ChewToy:
** A regenerating one with an incredible talent to piss powerful people off. Envy takes SO much abuse during the series that their massive amount of hitpoints (combined with their terrible fighting skills) starts to look like a [[{{BlessedWithSuck}} disadvantage]] since it only allows Envy's enemies to hurt them more.
** PlayedForLaughs in ''Brotherhood''; the [[CurbStompBattle "fight"]] between him and Roy basically consists of [[spoiler: Envy starting to say something, getting the shit burned out of them, and then running as far and as fast as they can]]. Rinse and repeat.
%%* ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive
* ClippedWingAngel: [[spoiler:Two ways: first, Envy's ''true'' form is a little [[FetusTerrible fetus-thing]] that you could kill by stepping on it like a bug. Second, Envy's attempts to go OneWingedAngel against Roy led to the response, "I can't believe you made yourself a ''bigger'' target." Cue OhCrap.]]
* CombatTentacles: Often morphs their limbs into such.
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Is DrivenToSuicide by the very creatures they secretly envied. Ed exposes their envy of humanity and pities them for it, driving them to destroy their philosopher stone in humiliation.]]
* DiggingYourselfDeeper: Envy's repeated attempts to KickTheDog continue to backfire [[spoiler: during their fight with Mustang. First by taking the form of Hughes's wife, then Hughes himself, and then attempting to kill Riza. All this does is infuriate Mustang more and make the NoHoldsBarredBeatdown that Envy suffers worse.]]
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Their feet are covered in what appears to be black tape.
* DirtyCoward: They act like a big shot and take every possible opportunity to KickTheDog... until they're on the losing end of a fight. The best example of Envy's cowardice is their "fight" with Roy Mustang; [[spoiler: they reveal that ''they'' were the one who killed Maes Hughes and gloat about it... and the minute they realize what a bad idea that was, spend the entirety of said "fight" running in fear from Mustang's UnstoppableRage]].
* DontYouDarePityMe: Upon its final defeat, [[spoiler: Envy is so completely humiliated that Ed actually [[SympathyForTheDevil pities them]] that they commit suicide]].
* DrivenByEnvy [[DrivenToSuicide to Suicide]]: They [[spoiler: rip their own Philosopher's Stone and crush it in their bare hands upon their final defeat]].
* EldritchAbomination: Evokes [[UncannyValley the same feeling]] with their [[OneWingedAngel true form]].
* EnemyMine: Briefly worked with Ed and Ling to escape [[spoiler: Gluttony's stomach]].
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: To be fair, they have admitted this. [[spoiler:And [[BetaTestBaddie it pisses them off]].]] Leads to their eventual breakdown after they're confronted with the fact that [[spoiler:they're jealous of humanity's ability to be moral and strive toward redemption]].
* EvilGloating: Envy ''never'' misses an opportunity to brag about the atrocities they commit. This costs them ''big time'' when they [[spoiler: decide that [[WhatAnIdiot gloating to Mustang about how they killed Maes Hughes is a good idea]]]].
* EvilSoundsRaspy: Envy's voice in the anime.
* EyeScream: Mustang repeatedly flash-fries Envy's eyeballs during their fight. [[SarcasmMode Ouch]].
* FalseFlagOperation: [[spoiler:Envy took the form of an Amestrian soldier and fired the shot that started the Ishvalan War]]. Years later, [[spoiler:Envy took the form of Father Cornello to stir up unrest in Lior]].
* FatalFlaw: Sadism; no matter what, Envy simply cannot pass up an opportunity to KickTheDog or [[EvilGloating gloat]] about their atrocities to anyone who will pay attention. Boasting about [[spoiler: killing Hughes to Mustang]] leads right to their undoing.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Their attempts at being cordial only underscore the fact that they don't give a shit about the other character's hatred.
* FeedItaBomb: [[spoiler: If Envy stops to open his mouth during his fight against Mustang, you can almost guarantee that Mustang will cause it to explode before Envy can even finish half of his sentence. If Mustang isn't aiming for his eyes or incinerating him entirely.]]
* FetusTerrible: [[spoiler: [[ClippedWingAngel Their true form]]]].
* FleshGolem: [[spoiler: Although not an undead, Envy's true form is all of the bodies of the people whose souls were used to make it, fused together. Bascially a homunculus variant.]]
* ForTheEvulz: They get off on causing as much pain and destruction as they can, often crossing over into StupidEvil territory.
* FriendlyEnemy: Likes to ''play'' this role. [[SubvertedTrope It's all lies, of course.]]
* GreenEyedMonster: [[spoiler:They're jealous of humans for having such strong bonds and for being able to make friends of enemies.]] [[spoiler: This is a serious case of FridgeBrilliance when you remember this: Jealousy is completely natural, and is pretty much impossible to not experience in life. Envy, the '''unnatural''' is when you wish to ''cause someone harm out of jealousy.'' This explains why they love causing humans pain.]] Fittingly, their true form [[spoiler:is a green monster]].
* HairTriggerTemper: Hates being insulted, by anyone, about anything, and has a fuse ''shorter than Ed's''.
* HumiliationConga: [[spoiler:OutGambitted into their fetus form and carried around. Moments after regaining their powerful form they're hunted by Mustang. Then driven to suicide by Ed pointing their fatal flaw.]]
%%* HybridMonster
* {{Hypocrite}}: Loves to cause pain and agony and laugh giddily over it, but if the tables turn expect Envy to complain the loudest of any of the Homunculi.
* IJustWantToBeYou: [[spoiler:For all humans.]]
* InelegantBlubbering: When it is revealed that [[spoiler: Envy is jealous of humanity.]] They can't take the pity Edward gives them.
* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: [[spoiler:Toward humanity.]]
* {{Irony}}:
** One of Envy's abilities is to transform into humans. [[spoiler:Which must really tick Envy off, because even though Envy can pass off as a human, deep down Envy knows they can never be one. The one thing that turns the tables in a fight against any of their opponents is that they can only use information they find out about anyone they transform into—Hawkeye uses this against them (by [[DoubleSubversion bluffing that Mustang calls her Riza.]])]]
** Is the one who most consistently makes fun of Ed's height, [[spoiler:is later revealed that their true form is [[FetusTerrible a little fish-thing]] that you could hold between two fingers.]]
* {{Jerkass}}: To psychopathic levels.
* JustBetweenYouAndMe: Excels at this. It often backfires.
* KickTheDog: Constantly and enjoys it immensely.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: On the receiving end of this during their fight with Mustang; regardless of Mustang's rapidly approaching jump into HeWhoFightsMonsters territory during the battle, [[spoiler: and Envy's AlasPoorVillain sendoff]], after all of the horrible things Envy has done, including [[spoiler: killing Maes Hughes and being directly responsible for the Ishvalan Civil War]], there's no denying that Envy had all of that pain and misery coming.
* ManipulativeBastard: Can be this when forced to be subtle. They manage to trick May Chang into [[spoiler: indirectly letting them regain their normal form]].
* MoralMyopia: Envy often complains about others not fighting fair whenever they start losing in a fight, but it rings a bit hollow, considering the fact that Envy seizes every possible opportunity to KickTheDog and milks the ShapeshifterGuiltTrip for all it's worth.
* NoSell: Takes a punch to the face from Ed and doesn't budge an inch.
* OhCrap:
** There's no other possible way to describe Envy's reaction when they realize [[spoiler:just ''how'' bad of an idea pissing off Roy was]].
** What's more, is that the only reason Envy tried to fight [[spoiler: Roy,]] is because Envy forgot [[spoiler: who killed Lust.]]
** Envy also went into a monologue after seeing Roy's own OhCrap face after [[spoiler:Envy turned into Hughes' wife,]] saying it was the exact look Hughes gave Envy. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything The memory and current situation left Envy very satisfied at the time.]]
** There's also a more minor one when Hawkeye [[BluffTheImposter implies there is something going on between her and the Colonel]] [[spoiler:when Envy is disguised as Mustang]].
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:A giant green monster. Not that it helped. It actually provided Mustang with a bigger target, allowing him to more easily scorch Envy's eyes until he retreated.]]
* PoisonousCaptive: [[spoiler:When Envy is trapped in a jar, they're able to play on May Chang's fear for her clan and talk her into going back instead of taking them to Xing, which allows Envy to get free and obtain a second Philosopher's Stone.]]
* {{Pride}}: They're always going on about how much better they are than humans, and about how stupid and pathetic humans are, to the point where they end up coming off as being more prideful than Pride himself. And when it comes out that they're actually [[spoiler:jealous of humans, they commit suicide rather than live with the shame.]]
%%* PsychoForHire
* PsychopathicManchild: They have a tendency toward some [[HairTriggerTemper rather erratic fits of anger]] when things don't go their way, not unlike a teenager throwing a temper tantrum.
* RageQuit: [[spoiler:Commits suicide by ripping the philosopher's stone out of their own body when they realize that they're not just defeated (again) but an object of pity.]]
* RealityEnsues: Envy seems to be under the impression that they can insult people as much as they want and said people will just sit there and cry about it. Instead, their insults are met with retaliation, as should be expected when you insult someone who can and ''will'' fight back.
* RedOniBlueOni: The red to Lust's blue.
* {{Shapeshifter}}: Ties with UnlimitedWardrobe.
* ShapeshifterBaggage: Averted. Ling notices [[spoiler:that Envy's footprints are unusually deep, indicating the extremely high density of Envy's body, which is due to the enormous size of their true form.]]
* ShapeShifterGuiltTrip: Works on Hughes, fails horribly against Roy.
* ShapeShifterWeapon: Envy can transform parts of the body into weapons, including a sword, a ''snake'', and shapeless tentacles.
* SissyVillain: Unlike the previous adaptation of [[AdaptationalBadass Envy]], this Envy is more effeminate.
* SlasherSmile: Always has one of these--[[spoiler:Envy's true form is composed of a bunch of horrible faces, most bearing this expression as well.]]
* SmugSnake: As you may have already guessed by now, Envy's ''far'' too smug and arrogant for their own good.
* StealthPun / VisualPun: [[spoiler: Envy, the big green monster.]]
* StupidEvil: Envy simply ''cannot'' resist an opportunity to KickTheDog or brag about the atrocities they've committed, even when it's ''really'' not a good idea. Admitting to Roy Mustang, a PersonOfMassDestruction who's already [[spoiler: killed another Homunculus who made the mistake of pissing him off]], that [[spoiler:they killed his best friend]] and gloating about it to his face is a case in point.
* TalkingIsAFreeAction: [[spoiler: Completely, utterly, and painfully averted. During Envy's fight with Mustang and Hawkeye, every time Envy opened his mouth to threaten or gloat, Mustang used that opportunity to torch Envy in the face (especially the eyes or tongue)]]
* TentacleRope: Pulls it off against Hawkeye after she [[BluffTheImposter sees through their Mustang disguise]]. Doesn't get much farther than wrapping her up and slamming her to the ground before the real Mustang catches up to them again.
* TooDumbToLive: They taunt Mustang, a PersonOfMassDestruction who's [[spoiler: already killed another homunculus]], about how they [[spoiler: killed his best friend]]; Mustang even lampshades how stupid it was of Envy before unleashing hell on them. To add to the stupidity, Envy actually ''forgot'' that Mustang [[spoiler: killed Lust]] when he did that.
* UnskilledButStrong: Envy is a ''terrible'' fighter in the manga/''Brotherhood'' adaption. Thanks to their shapeshifting abilities, and the [[spoiler: sheer weight Envy can put behind every blow]], this doesn't often matter [[spoiler: at least until the encounter with Roy]].
* VaginaDentata: Their [[spoiler:''true'']] true form, revealed after [[spoiler:Dr. Marcoh]] defeats them, has an aura of this.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:'''Completely''' loses it after realizing they're outmatched during their "[[CurbStompBattle fight]]" against Roy.]]
* VillainsWantMercy: As soon as [[spoiler: Mustang has them at his mercy]], Envy pathetically begs for their life.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Their main power and entire M.O.
* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:Started the war in Ishval by deliberately shooting an Ishvalan child in the head, while disguised as a soldier.]] Years later, Envy still seems to think of this as one of the most enjoyable things they've ever done.
* WouldYouLikeToHearHowTheyDied: Near the end of the series, [[spoiler: they brag to Mustang about how easy it was to kill Maes Hughes by [[ShapeshifterGuiltTrip taking on the form of Hughes' wife]].]] Needless to say, Envy [[spoiler: quickly realizes that it was a stupid move]].

->Voiced by: Creator/YuuichiNakamura (JP), Creator/ChrisPatton (EN), Salvador Pérez (Latin America)

'''Affiliation:''' Homunculi (formerly)/Devil's Nest\\
'''Speciality:''' Ultimate Shield]

A homunculus so greedy he won't play second fiddle to anyone, not even his creator. Bodyguard and watchdog to Father, that is until he goes rogue.
* AffablyEvil: In a series filled with many types of horrible villains, Greed stands out as the only villain who is really a nice guy. He is undeniably the most polite, classy, and the least violent Homunculus of all. Also, unlike other villains, Greed technically isn't evil, just [[{{Greed}} willing to do whatever to get what he wants]]. In the manga, he might actually [[SubvertedTrope subvert]] this, since he [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold more outwardly cares]] about [[BenevolentBoss his subordinates]].
--> '''Greed''' (to a captured Alphonse): The name's Greed, and I want to be your friend.
* AmbitionIsEvil: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]], his ambition was what drove him to separate from Father and become an AntiVillain [[spoiler:and later an AntiHero]].
* AntiVillain: Greed may be a selfish bastard, but he [[BenevolentBoss values and cares deeply for his followers]]. He's also the only [[TokenHeroicOrc Homunculus who doesn't resent humans nor is a cold-blooded psychopath]], actually being a nice guy to some extent. Anyone would be forgiven for wanting to work under him. [[spoiler:It's no surprise the he later becomes an AntiHero]].
* BadassBaritone: He's voiced by Creator/YuuichiNakamura.
* BadGuyBar: The Devil's Nest, his hideout.
* BrassBalls: Defying Father took guts. Doing so while chained up an about to be melted down? Even more so.
* BenevolentBoss: To his minions--or, as he calls them, "possessions". He treats them well; much better than Father in any case.
* BookEnds: [[spoiler: Is both the first and last of the "sin" homunculi to die in the series.]]
* ByronicHero: Has elements of this. A greedy but rebellious being, Greed listens to no one but himself. Not even Father can make Greed truly obey him. To this end, Greed only [[ChaoticNeutral acts on his whims]] without much regard to others. He also shows some charisma as he is able to attract followers, not least thanks to his [[AffablyEvil socializing]] nature.
* {{Catchphrase}}:
** "I'm called Greed, because I'm greedy. I want money, I want power, I want women, I WANT EVERYTHING!"
** "There's no such thing as 'no such thing.'"
* TheCharmer: Is probably more this than a flat-out [[TheCasanova Casanova]], given his affable nature and [[WouldntHitAGirl reluctance]] [[ChivalrousPervert to fight women]].
* CodeName: The Ultimate Shield.
* CoolShades: Well-fitting for his archetype as an unscrupulous slick-talker.
* DarkChick: Was this before he betrayed Father.
* DarkIsNotEvil: When he defects from the other Homunculi and eventually sides with the good guys.
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler: Ends up feeding another's greed by being boiled down for his most valuable part.]]
* DefectorFromDecadence
* DefiantToTheEnd[=/=]DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:He mocks Father and his siblings and [[LaughingMad laughs like a madman]] as Father kills him]].
* TheDogBitesBack: The only Homunculus to openly rebel against Father.
* DramaPreservingHandicap: Of the psychological variety--his vanity keeps him from covering his good-looking face with the Ultimate Shield if he can ''possibly'' avoid it, [[spoiler:even when fighting ''[[OneManArmy Wrath]]'']].
* EvilSoundsDeep: His voice is very deep in the original Japanese version, though not in the dub. This is also inverted, as the 2nd Greed has an even deeper voice but gets increasingly more heroic.
* EvilVirtues: His greed translates into intense protectiveness towards his minions/friends because he considers them to be possessions. Thus, threats against them are seen by him as "stealing".
* FangsAreEvil: Sort of.
* FanOfTheUnderdog: That is to say, humans and the occasional chimerae.
* TheFightingNarcissist: He prefers not to extend his Ultimate Shield over his head, since it tarnishes his appearance.
* GameFace: He looks ''very'' different when he extends the Ultimate Shield over his head.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Both his first and second incarnations in the manga and ''Brotherhood.'' The second is more a traditional example.]]
* {{Greed}}: Obviously. He wants everything.
* HeelFaceTurn: Had his in the backstory. What we see is more of a Heel-{{Tweener}} [[TheReveal Reveal]].
* HelmetsAreHardlyHeroic: A variant, since the Ultimate Shield is less armor than it is a part of him, but he never extends it to cover his head, and rarely even his neck, unless he absolutely has no other choice. He says it's because it obscures his pretty face ([[GameFace and to be fair, it does]]), so this also makes his vanity a DramaPreservingHandicap.
* {{Immortality}}: His goal in life.
* InSeriesNickname: "Mr. Ultimate Shield", by Lust.
* InsistentTerminology: Those in his gang are his "possessions".
* InstantArmor: He can rearrange the carbon in his skin to turn it hard as diamonds. He calls this his Ultimate Shield, and normally it makes him durable even by ''[[NighInvulnerable Homunculi]]'' standards, but Ed initially beats him by transmuting it into a graphite matrix instead, so that it turns super-fragile.
* ItsAllAboutMe: While [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation a more positive spin could be placed on his actions]] than the one on that page (see trope below), he is, by the nature of the sin he represents, undeniably a massive egomaniac.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: He's a greedy bastard for sure (it ''is'' part of his name) but he's also shown to genuinely care for his subordinates and have a sense of honor, even if he tries hard to deny it by saying the "possessions" must be in top condition. Also worth noting is that by having the chimeras work for him, he was accepting those who would've very likely otherwise been shunned from society. In fact, Dolcetto and Martel's conversation with Alphonse in the manga implies that he was the one who busted them out of the lab to begin with.
* ALadyOnEachArm: How he's introduced.
* LennonSpecs: His sunglasses, as seen above.
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: When he gets his arm cut off? A mildly interested glance and a small 'oh'.
* MoralityPet: His ''possessions.'' [[spoiler: This later extends to Edward and Ling.]]
* NotSoDifferent: Once mocked Ed for being the type of person who can handle taking a beating himself but goes [[BerserkButton nuts]] when people he cares about get hurt. Yet perhaps the quickest way to piss Greed off, as King Bradley found out through his thinly-veiled rant about avarice and [[InsistentTerminology possessions]] and his eagerness to rejoin the equivalent of a HopelessBossFight, is to kill his henchmen.
* OddlySmallOrganization: Despite his often-stated interest in world domination, he's never had more than a handful of followers.
* RegretEatingMe: Has this rant once it becomes apparent what Father is going to do to him.
-->'''Greed''': If that's what you want, Dad! Just don't blame me if you get a stomachache! ''You did it to yourself!''
* SlasherSmile: In his normal form, he has unusually pointy teeth which very much resembles those of a shark, but he arguably has a friendly version of this; his Ultimate Shield form is a more traditional example (it has no lips, so his teeth are always on display).
* TheStarscream: Greed was this to Father.
* StoneWall: The Ultimate Shield easily makes him the most durable character in the series. However, he is nowhere near as fast and as strong as [[spoiler:Wrath/Bradley]].
* TakeOverTheWorld: His ultimate goal in life. [[spoiler: ....Supposedly.]]
* TokenGoodTeammate: For the Homunculi. Greed is the only one among them who is [[AffablyEvil nice]], [[NobleDemon possessing standards]], and [[AntiVillain not a sociopath]]. Also, unlike the other Homunculi who resent humans and [[BadBoss treat them]] [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness like expendable pawns]], Greed welcomes followers of any kind and [[BenevolentBoss greatly cares for them]] ([[JerkassFacade something he'd not admit]]).
* TokenHeroicOrc: Rather than blindly obeying his creator, his greedy nature got the better of him, and he'll do whatever it takes to get what he wants. He's AffablyEvil and treats his gang of human followers well, rather than as pawns to be sacrificed.
* TrueCompanions: What he, no matter how he denies it, had with his chimeric "possessions" before their deaths.
* UnskilledButStrong: Greed's Ultimate Shield is an incredibly powerful ability. However, while not a poor fighter, Greed's combat skills are very inferior to Wrath's.
* VillainsNeverLie: "It's my policy to always tell the truth."
* WhiteSheep: The only homunculus who isn't either a casual murderer or psychopath, nor does he see particularly see humans as beneath him.
* WildCard: As befits a creature devoted solely to his own desires.
* WillNotTellALie: Part of his personal creed.
* WouldntHitAGirl: Too classy for it. Though in all honesty, he probably would've fought Izumi if pushed enough, making this a downplayed case.

[[folder:2nd Greed]]
->Voiced by: Creator/YuuichiNakamura (JP), Creator/TroyBaker (EN), Savador Pérez (Latin America)

'''Affiliation:''' Homunculi (formerly)/His Own Crew\\
'''Speciality:''' Ultimate Shield/Martial Arts]

A reincarnated Greed inhabiting the body of Ling Yao. He was originally meant to act as Father's bodyguard, but following an incident involving Bido all of the original Greed's memories flooded back into his head. Like the first Greed he too went rogue, and eventually formed his own crew with Darius, Heinkel and Edward.
* AffablyEvil: At first, until his HeelFaceTurn where he's generally a decent guy.
* AntiHero: He becomes this, after defecting the Homunculi a second time.
* BackFromTheDead: An unusual variant as Father "absorbed" him and then later injected him into Ling. At first you could think of him as a different person from the original, with Greed himself trying to assert that, but he eventually regains the first one's memories.
* BadassBaritone: He's voiced by Creator/YuuichiNakamura and Creator/TroyBaker.
* BadassLongCoat: Starts wearing one after he gets Ling's body.
* BashBrothers: A most weird variation with Ling, as they share the same body. That said, later on the two "tag switch" to exploit each other's strengths. A more normal version of the trope is him with Edward.
* BenevolentBoss: Technically, as he still calls his friends "possessions", but whether they're truly henchmen in more than name only is debatable.
* BigNo: After killing Bido triggers him to regain the memories of the rest of his fallen comrades, it leads him into an [[HeroicBSOD Anti-Heroic BSOD]].
* BookEnds: [[spoiler: Is both the first and last of the "sin" homunculi to die in the series.]]
* ByronicHero: He starts off like this: charismatic, rebellious, and mainly acts on his own whims. His conversations with Ling also resemble internal conflict. However, he loses the villainous aspects of it post-CharacterDevelopment.
* CameBackStrong: The original Greed was hopelessly outmatched by Wrath/Bradley. After returning in Ling's body, he's a much better fighter. In fact, he even goes as far as to engage Wrath/Bradley extending his Ultimate Shield only over his arms and still gives him the brawl of his life. [[FridgeBrilliance Unlike the original Greed and his men, Ling and Lan Fan were both able to escape Bradley's pursuit at one point.]] Most homunculi, including the original Greed, tend to be UnskilledButStrong; skill and ingenuity obviously go further than strength when taking on King Bradley. So really it's more "Came Back Skilled," having assimilated some of Ling Yao's conditioning, training, reflexes, etc. by taking his body.
* CradlingYourKill: Does this to Bido after killing him. {{Justified|Trope}} [[ItMakesSenseInContext in context]].
* CulturedBadass: Polite, classy and generally mannered.
* DarkIsNotEvil: He dresses in all black and talks like an upstart mafia boss, but he's really a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* DefectorFromDecadence: As soon as he recovers his {{genetic memor|y}}ies he promptly resumes his previous life's rebellion against Father and Bradley.
* DefiantToTheEnd: ''Again''. [[spoiler:He just laughs at Father while he transmutes his body's carbon composition into that of charcoal, making him so fragile he is easy to kill]].
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Greed, a living embodiment of selfish desire, died performing the ultimate act of selflessness, sacrificing himself to make Father weak enough to kill him. And in his last words, he stated that he had gotten all that he could ever want.]]
* DemonicPossession: Of Ling.
* TheDogBitesBack: Again. As always.
* DramaPreservingHandicap: Of the psychological variety—his vanity keeps him from covering his good-looking face with the Ultimate Shield if he can ''possibly'' avoid it, [[spoiler:even when fighting ''[[OneManArmy Wrath]]'']].
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: Even more so than the original.
* TheFightingNarcissist: He prefers not to extend his Ultimate Shield over his head, since it tarnishes his appearance of which he is very proud.
* FightsLikeANormal: Aside from his diamond-hard skin, his only combat abilities are Ling's fighting skills. This is why the first Greed got his ass kicked by Wrath ''despite'' the iron hard skin, and why he does much better.
* {{Foil}}:
** To both Ling and [[spoiler:Wrath]].
** Edward too--they share arrogance and an OedipusComplex.
* GameFace: ''Very'' rarely, because of his vanity.
* GeneticMemory: Recovers the original Greed's memories through [[spoiler:the shock of killing the original Greed's buddy Bido.]]
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Mocks Father while also contently realizing that he already had what he always wanted--[[TearJerker friends]].]]
* {{Greed}}: Unlike many of his siblings, he channels his vice into positive ends instead of letting it consume him, but he is still a creature of appetite and ambition.
* HeelFaceTurn: A ''very'' quick one--he was in Father's employ no more than a month.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Gets himself sucked into Father despite Ling's best efforts to stop him in order to pull off his DefiantToTheEnd MadeOfPlasticine ploy.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Wouldn't have been so easily defeated by [[spoiler: Wrath, several times in fact,]] if he fully utilized his Ultimate Shield.
* HunterOfHisOwnKind: Upon [[spoiler: regaining his memories]] and turning on his "family."
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: [[spoiler:What turns out to be his truest desire.]]
* InsistentTerminology: Still calls his friends and henchmen "possessions". [[spoiler:Well, until the end, anyway.]]
* InstantArmor: He has the same powers as the original.
* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler:The living embodiment of greed itself, yet what he wants most is TrueCompanions. The value of the human soul indeed.]]
* ItsAllAboutMe: Downplayed. Greed can be genuinely nice, but he's still a complete egomaniac.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: More obvious than the original incarnation, as he was very quick to accept Darius, Heinkel and Edward into his crew and continued to be very protective of them. Still tries to ''act'' like a JerkAss, with mixed results.
* LightningBruiser: His Ultimate Shield already makes him the [[MadeofDiamond toughest character]] in the series. He also destroys a truck with one arm and [[OneManArmy easily defeats a squad of Central's soldiers]]. Oh and this time, he's strong enough to fight on almost equal terms with Wrath. As for speed, he manages to keep up with and dodge most of [[spoiler:Pride's and Wrath's]] incredibly fast attacks, even at one point [[FlashStep showcasing the easy-to-miss speed]] that [[spoiler:Sloth]] possesses.
* MadeOfPlasticine: If he were to take his abilities in the opposite direction. [[spoiler:Which he used to weaken [[BigBad Father]], who was in the middle of absorbing him, quite a bit.]]
* MoralityPet: His "possessions", even more so with Ling and Edward.
* MorphicResonance: Ling's body begins to slowly take on Greed's features, particularly his nose and jawline, though switching back and forth seems to reverse the effects. In the anime, they actually have different voice actors, which implies a change of vocal cords. [[VoicesAreMental Probably.]]
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:When Greed kills Bido, whom he is unaware is the last of his former minions, the incident, combined with Ling's reprimanding, affects him so much it triggers his memories to come back.]]
* NobleDemon: At first as Father's lackey, where he still held no grudges towards the people he was assigned to kill. After a WhatTheHellHero moment from Ling, he [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold gets better]].
* NominalHero: Subverted. While he does say he's fighting for [[TakeOverTheWorld his own reasons]] post-HeelFaceTurn, it becomes clear that he has some regard for human life (which is only improved with Ling's presence).
* NotSoDifferent:
** Just before their final assault on Central, Greed lectures Ed on their similarities--Ed is motivated by hope and Greed by avarice, and what are hope and greed but different words for desire? Now, if we take into account [[spoiler:what Greed truly desires and what Ed is willing to do without alchemy for]], this takes on a new meaning.
** Also interesting is Greed's OedipusComplex toward Father compared to Ed's resentment of Hohenheim for abandoning him as a child, especially since Father and Hohenheim look alike.
** The original Greed once mocked Ed for being the type of person who can handle taking a beating himself but goes [[BerserkButton nuts]] when people he cares about get hurt. Guess what happens when this Greed [[ItsPersonal remembers what happened to his subordinates?]]
** From another angle, in a recent chapter, Father commented on how much Greed reflects his own motivations, indicating ironically that the same qualities that made Greed fight alongside the "good", make Father truly evil.
* OddFriendship: Probably the strongest hint of his true desire. His closest friends are the last people you'd expect to be hanging out with a Homunculus, especially Edward.
* OddlySmallOrganization: The group he and Ed put together is ''even smaller'' than the original's. [[spoiler:A definite, blatant foreshadow of his truest desire.]]
* OneManArmy: Together with Ling, he utterly demolishes Bradley's entire platoon; soldiers, weapons, vehicles and all.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:His final death can be seen as this for Ling. When Father absorbs Greed into his arm, Greed has Lan Fan chop it off so a) Father can't possibly absorb Ling as well anymore and b) so he can [[TakingYouWithMe wreak havoc in Father's body]].]]
* RegretEatingMe: [[spoiler:Makes good on his first form's threat after being reabsorbed, when he turns Father into charcoal to allow Ed to deal the finishing blow.]]
* RelationshipUpgrade: Non-romantic variety with Ling. (See VitriolicBestBuds below.) After the timeskip, Greed uses Ling's [[FirstNameBasis first name]] and calls him "partner", or "brat" when in {{Jerkass}} mode. That's a huge change compared to the times when Ling was callously referred to as "that guy" or "the owner of this body".
* TheScream: [[spoiler:After killing Bido triggers his old memories to return.]]
* SharingABody: Greed and Ling's relationship starts out as standard DemonicPossession, but after a lot of FightingFromTheInside, willingly trading the body back and forth, and gaining a healthy respect for each other, it evolves into this.
* ShipperOnDeck:
** [[spoiler: While Ling and Lan Fan lay the hurt on Gluttony in the dark, Greed sits back inside Ling and watches, commenting on how Ling's "quite the stud, having a fine woman like her hidden away."]]
** He also compliments Ed on his choice of "possessions" after meeting Winry.
* SixthRangerTraitor: To the Homunculi.
* SlasherSmile: Shows this off when he's particularly gung-ho about an opportunity.
* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:To Father, who certainly wasn't expecting the Second Greed to regain his old memories and betray him a second time. Not only does Greed betray Father but he also joins the heroes to fight against him. Greed managed to weaken Wrath (greatly helping Scar) and helped the Briggs soldiers hold the Central fort. He was also crucial in the final battle as he managed to absorb some of Father's souls and distracted him long enough for the heroes to make him use up his Philosopher's Stone shield. Most importantly, after being [[YouWillBeAssimilated absorbed]] by Father (who at this point, still couldn't die due to his regeneration abilities), Greed '''greatly''' [[AssimilationBackfire damages him]] by using his carbonization powers to turn Father's shell into [[MadeOfPlasticine charcoal]], thereby rendering Father unable to regenerate. All that was needed left to destroy Father afterwards was a single punch from Edward]].
* SuperToughness: Has the same InstantArmor powers as the original.
* TakeOverTheWorld: His ultimate goal in life. [[spoiler: ....Supposedly.]]
* TokenEvilTeammate: For the protagonists after his HeelFaceTurn. This is played straight before quickly being subverted. Initially, Greed only had [[TakeOverTheWorld ulterior motives]] for joining them. However, in spite of this, he kept doing good and noble deeds like protecting his chimera men and defending the Briggs soldiers from Wrath. In the end, Greed [[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice sacrifices himself to save Ling]] while at the same time [[TakingYouWithMe greatly damaging Father from the inside]].]]
* TokenHeroicOrc: After Father kills him and uses his essence to [[DemonicPossession turn Ling into a new Greed]], the combination of getting his [[spoiler:old memories back and Ling continually FightingFromTheInside eventually leads him to join the heroes]].
* TrueCompanions: What he, no matter how he denies it, had with his chimeric "possessions" before their deaths. [[spoiler:And ultimately, the one thing he desired the most.]]
* UnscrupulousHero: As the series progresses, in spite of his own words, he actually starts to perform heroic deeds of his own free will. He rescues his chimera men from Pride and also fights Wrath on behalf of the Briggs soldiers. Later, [[spoiler:he makes the ultimate sacrifice when he [[HeroicSacrifice gives his own life]] to ensure Ling's protection and [[TakingYouWithMe help defeat Father]]]].
* VillainsNeverLie: Not really a villain, but he still never lies, and is quite proud of that fact. [[spoiler:Subverts it for the only time to spare Ling from being dragged along in his HeroicSacrifice.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: With Ling. Their friendship forms off-screen during the timeskip, but we see bits and pieces of it when they argue and banter while working together against Pride and Gluttony. And later [[spoiler: Greed ''lies'' to save Ling's life, and Ling has a heartbroken expression when Greed dies]]. It's an OddFriendship considering their peculiar state of body, but personality wise, they are quite compatible.
* VoicesAreMental: He and Ling have different voice actors, and whoever's in control gets to talk. Since the process of becoming Greed did have ''some'' [[MorphicResonance physical effects on his body]] and might alter his vocal cords, this is much more forgivable than most examples, but it's still rather obvious.
* WhatTheHellHero: [[spoiler: Gets this harshly from Ling after killing Bido, which pushes him into his MyGodWhatHaveIDone moment.]]
* WildCard: Even more so than the first, as he outright joins the good guys. [[spoiler:Kind of.]]
* WouldntHitAGirl: "I don't fight women; I'm not that kind of guy." Granted, he has never fought a woman before, so it's only implied.
* YourSoulIsMine: [[spoiler:Father tries this on Greed after he loses control of God. [[DyingMomentOfAwesome It backfires magnificently.]]]]

->Voiced by: Creator/FumihikoTachiki (JP), Creator/PatrickSeitz (EN), Gary Matos (Latin America)

'''Affiliation:''' Homunculi\\
'''Speciality:''' Speed/Super-Strength]

A hulking brute. Incredibly lazy, he has to be forced to work non-stop or he'll doze off. Not particularly bright. Father's workhorse and, after Greed goes AWOL, bodyguard.
* TheBrute: A classic example; a big, strong, and weak-willed thug for Father to order around.
* CabinFever: Notable for its aversion. One interpretation holds that ''because'' he's lazy and prefers go without thinking about anything much, he ''can'' be made to focus on a single task for years at stretch without going stir-crazy or deviating (beyond trying to go to sleep, that is).
* {{Catchphrase}}: "What a pain." and "Can I rest now?" Sometimes translated as "too much work."
* ChainedByFashion: You'd think those massive chains would slow him down...
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Sloth dies for good after a prolonged, physically taxing fistfight with Major Armstrong, who vowed to never run from evil again after his own sloth prevented him from acting on his conscience during the Ishvalan War.]]
* DumbMuscle: If he even has a vocabulary beyond twenty words, he never feels the need to use it. He'd also much rather let other people do all that strenuous thinking for him (which is why he gets used for the more [[JustForPun boringly]] physical tasks).
* EarlyBirdCameo: Gets a two-panel appearance thirty-four chapters before he's incorporated into the plot.
* EpicFlail: When he fights, he swings the heavy weights on the ends of his chains.
* ExtremeDoormat: Does whatever Father tells him, simply because it's too much effort to argue with him.
* FasterThanTheyLook: His size and lazy attitude makes it easy to think he's slow. Then he gets serious and breaks out the SuperSpeed.
* FatalFlaw: Naturally, his laziness. [[spoiler: It's revealed in his final fight that Sloth is actually super-fast, making him one of the most dangerous Homunculi to face in combat. In hindsight, this means that if he just used this ability to his advantage or actually put some thought into his combat strategies, he could conceivably have won every fight in which he participated before this, but actually using his super-speed and thinking both require too much effort.]]
* FlatCharacter: The least fleshed out of all the Homunculi. His only real personality trait is his laziness.
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:He dies happy that he has an excuse not to work anymore.]]
* HeavySleeper: When he's out for the count, getting him back on his feet takes ''massive'' amounts of bullying from Pride. Heck, even a tank barely registers as an alarm clock for him.
* HulkSpeak: Repeats... phrases... Repeats... phrases... with... pauses... Always.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Goaded into doing it himself, no less.]]
* {{Irony}}: His sin makes him the least difficult for Father to convince to do the arduous and thankless task he does. Lust would much rather witness the bloodshed after manipulating people into madness or spearing them with her fingers. Gluttony just wants to eat people and protect Lust. Pride rivals Father himself in both deviance and arrogance. Wrath was converted to be a war general and Envy created to ruin people's lives, and both would be pissed off at being asked to do something so menial as digging a tunnel the whole time instead. And most strikingly, Greed is too ambitious and has too many scruples deep down to even remain in Father's employ.
* TheJuggernaut: And, how. Once he gets his orders and bearings, he's like an unshakable cannon ball on acid. He will not stop trying to do what he (eventually) gets around to doing.
* LaboriousLaziness: Maybe one of the most extreme examples. Sloth spends most of the series in chains, forced to perform thankless, back-breakingly hard physical labor. Why? He's too lazy to argue the point or say no to Father. It's easier to just obey orders and work.
* LazyBum: In a physical and moral sense. Not only is Sloth constantly falling asleep, but he lacks the willpower to say "no" to the other Homunculi, and usually goes through objects and people rather than around them. In a weird (and fitting) way, his laziness is what makes him dangerous.
* LetsGetDangerous: When he reveals [[spoiler:his SuperSpeed]].
* LightningBruiser: [[spoiler:When he wants to move, he [[FlashStep can move so fast that he can't be seen]].]]
* MadnessMantra: ''"Too... Much... Work..."''
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: One of his attacks pops Major Armstrong's dislocated shoulder back into place, causing the Major to get his second wind and begin beating the crap out of him.
* NighInvulnerability: Probably the toughest and undoubtedly the strongest of the seven Homunculi. Anything less than a tank round won't even slow him down.
* NonMaliciousMonster: He doesn't even want to fight anyone. He just wants to sleep. However, he's also too lazy to go against orders or think for himself, making him no less dangerous than his brethren.
* PunchClockVillain: Compared to the other Homunculi, all Sloth wants to do is sleep. Of course, that lack of malice doesn't make him any less dangerous to the innocent people who get in his way.
* SmallRoleBigImpact: Despite appearing the least of the Homunculi, it's arguably Sloth's actions that kicks off much of the climax of the story [[spoiler: being the one responsible for creating the nation-wide transmutation circle for Father.]]
* SmashMook: How he's used by the others, due to his immense strength and unwillingness to put any effort into thinking ahead.
* SuperStrength: Ironically, despite his laziness, he's likely the physically strongest of the Homunculi.
* SuperToughness: Shrugs off bullets without a scratch. He's definitely one of the more durable characters, if not quite as indestructible as Greed with his shield up.
* SuperSpeed: [[spoiler:He's the fastest Homunculus and surprises the Armstrong siblings with a grueling speed assault and becoming very difficult to dodge.]]
* TooFastToStop: [[spoiler:Despite his super speed, his hatred of hard work means he has very little practice with it and is very unwieldy with it, often crashing.]]
* WeakWilled: His FatalFlaw and primary villainous characteristic. Sloth isn't dangerous because of his motivations, but because of his unwillingness to put in the effort to think for himself and come to his own conclusions. As a result, he goes along with whatever his "family" tells him to do, and never even considers ''not'' going along with their plan.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Has the least screentime out of all the Homunculi.

The first Homunculus to be created from a human and not from scratch. The puppet through whom Father rules Amestris. For more information on him, see [[Characters/FullmetalAlchemistMilitary Military]] under [[spoiler: Führer King Bradley]].
* AffablyEvil: He's pretty friendly when you get to know him, and that friendliness does not appear to be an act. Heck, the guy is even [[spoiler:a family man]]! However, he subverts this later on as we see him remorselessly KickTheDog numerous times... showing that most of it was probably [[FauxAffablyEvil an act]].
* BadassBoast: Wrath delivers a pretty badass line from time to time, usually in the middle of kicking ass.
** "Why [[spoiler:must a King enter his castle through the back door?]]"[[note]]Done while calmly walking to the front gate of Central H.Q, which has taken over by the Briggs army, before slaughtering the Briggs army guards and their tank stationed in the front gate[[/note]]
** "My, I'm not so proficient with these, but they'll have to do."[[note]]He got his saber taken away and chose to procure a pair combat knives from a dead soldier, he still manages to kick ass.[[/note]]
** "Now, you all have seen the state I'm in. Who shall win everlasting fame as the one who defeated me? The Chimeras? The foreigner? Mustang's loyal dog? Or perhaps... you all like a shot at immortality?[[note]]Said before the Chimeras, May Chang, and Riza Hawkeye. By this point Bradley has lost his Ultimate Eye, has a nasty stab wound in the gut, several gunshot wounds, and suffering from severe blood loss. None of the aforementioned people dared to take up his challenge.[[/note]]
* BadassNormal: The only one of the Homunculi without their nigh-immortality or any special powers, but still manages to be one of the most dangerous characters in the entire series.
* TheBerserker: During his fight with Scar. Wrath knows he doesn't have to long to live, so he decides to go out with a bang.
* BigLittleBrother: The youngest of the Homunculi, yet the oldest looking since unlike the others he can age.
* BloodKnight: [[spoiler:After Father summons his five sacrifices, Wrath (by now grievously injured by Ling Yao) is no longer needed, so he throws himself into one final battle against Scar.]]
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Ultra-proficiency at swordsmanship to the point where he can draw and strike in the space of someone blinking. He apparently worked at this for sixty long years, not only [[TheSpartanWay surviving]] the selection process but coming out on top. He's also inhumanly strong and insanely fast, able to cut down anything short of diamond-like carbon (including the threads of a tank) and move fast enough to slice opponents before they can even react.
* CombatClairvoyance: By way of his [[MagicalEye Ultimate Eye]], [[IAmNotLeftHanded though he only uses it when really challenged]].
* CurbStompBattle: Any fight he participates in turns into this, with him doing the curb stomping. [[OneManArmy There is a reason]] [[TheDreaded why most characters fear him.]] [[spoiler: He easily stomped the first Greed and the chimeras. In fact, for him to be defeated, he had to be half dead.]]
* CutlassBetweenTheTeeth: [[spoiler:Does this when both his arms are cut off before being defeated by Scar]].
* DeathByIrony:
** Wrath states during the Ishvalan campaign that he believes there is no God. During the fight of his life, a sunbeam from the solar eclipse (the symbol of God in alchemy) temporarily blinds him and gives Scar a fatal opening.
** During the Ishvalan Genocide, an Ishvalan priest had proclaimed that God's wrath would befall him for what he'd done, but Wrath coldly rejected it and says that "it's the hand of man, not God, that we have to worry about." In the end, he was killed by the alchemically deconstructive touch of an Ishvalan who'd repeatedly proclaimed to be the messenger of God.
** Wrath, the effective embodiment of violence and vengeance, offers Lan Fan a chance to finish him off and avenge her grandfather. She refuses, invalidating his SocialDarwinist worldview and allowing him to die peacefully.
** Wrath's last moments are spent talking about how much he loved his wife[[note]]He ''chose'' Mrs. Bradley, which is notable considering how his life had been planned and controlled by others since birth.[[/note]] and how humans made his life worth living. He dies with no trace of hate or anger in his words or on his face.
* DeepCoverAgent: [[spoiler:Set up and molded by Father's conspiracy into the seeming savior of Amestris.]]
* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler: If slashing the man who dealt you a killing blow with a blade held in your mouth even as you're dying doesn't count, nothing will.]]
* DramaPreservingHandicap:
** Wrath can ''still'' kick serious ass despite being out of his prime by a good degree. None of the other characters could beat him at his best. In order for [[spoiler: Scar]] even to be on equal footing with him, Wrath had to be ''half dead''.
** [[spoiler:Unlike the other homunculi, he doesn't have a HealingFactor.]]
* TheDreaded: A prime example is seen during the Promised Day. The Briggs men have won, while Wrath [[spoiler: had his train blown up in the middle of a bridge several episodes earlier, presumably killing him, and in any case leaving him missing in action. Then his voice, perfectly calm and even pleasant, is heard over the radio, telling them that now he's back, and he's rather displeased with what's been happening in his absence]]. Everybody who hears the broadcast looks to have just [[OhCrap soiled themselves]].
* DualWielding: He often dual-wields and has been seen carrying up to four spare swords.
* EmpoweredBadassNormal: He's a human-homunculus hybrid, so he's in a league of his own. He had to be the best of the best in order to become such a hybrid.
* EnhancedReflexes: His Ouroboros eye gives him this power, along with limited SpiderSense.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: He loves his wife. To what degree is unclear.
* EvilChancellor: [[spoiler:Positioned as this [[VillainWithGoodPublicity with good publicity]] in order to best administer what he embodies; Father's Wrath.]]
* EvilOldFolks: Not quite as old as typical examples, but by the time of his death, he's arguably as evil as the worst of his allies.
* FlatEarthAtheist: Wrath is pretty critical of the idea of God's existence for someone [[spoiler: in on a plan to literally devour him.]] Though Wrath's words suggest he is more critical religion and turning to God for assistance than the literal idea. And considering "God" in FMA is kind of a [[JerkassGods jerkass]], it's not without merit.
* FragileSpeedster: [[spoiler:Only in relation to the other Homunculi, as despite being insanely fast and strong, he's the only one without regenerative abilities. He can still take more abuse than any human in the series, it's just that you only need to kill him once. As he himself explains to Mustang, he only has one soul inside of him, unlike the others.]]
* GlassCannon: Comparatively. [[spoiler:He can't regenerate like his Homunculi brethren, so he only needs to be killed once, just like a normal human. But...''good luck'' even coming close to hitting him, let alone killing him.]]
* AGoodWayToDie: [[spoiler: Ironic isn't it? The embodiment of Wrath is at peace with himself when he dies.]]
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:To Mrs. Bradley. Their marriage was not mandated by Father. It was one of the few choices he was allowed to make on his own.]]
* HeroKiller: He kills Isaac [=McDougal=], Buccaneer, and Fu among others. Though [=McDougal=] was depicted as a villain at the time.
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: [[spoiler: After his death, the heroes can't risk exposing his crimes or true nature, as doing so could cause a war due to Bradley's good reputation. They're forced to do this to him.]]
* HollywoodAtheist: His rants about how the Ishvalan genocide should have shown Scar that "there is no God in this world!" He also sneers at the Grand Cleric Logue Lowe's attempt to stop the genocide by surrendering himself to their judgement and mocks his faith before ordering him executed.
* HopeBringer: For the villains. The Briggs army has successfully taken over Central headquarters and has started celebrating. Then he arrives, eliciting an OhCrap moment from everyone in Central and a massive morale boost for the Amestris Military. He then proceeds to [[CurbStompBattle slaughter anybody who dares stand in his way.]]
* IaijutsuPractitioner: Because he's so fast, it's often impossible to see him attack until he's actually done it.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: [[spoiler: The MagicalEye under that EyepatchOfPower gives him CombatClairvoyance. [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower He rarely needs it.]]]]
* ImplacableMan: Trying to stop him is a very good way to get killed. [[spoiler:When Scar blasts his arms off, he attacks him ''[[CutlassBetweenTheTeeth with a sword held in his teeth.]]'']] At one point, he's outnumbered 5 to 1, and the group of five warriors feel they have ''no chance'' to win.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Although it does help [[spoiler:to be a Homunculus with superhuman abilities. He takes out a ''tank'' (!) armed only with his saber and later defuses a grenade.]]
* InstantDeathRadius: He favors bladed melee weapons (longswords and knives so far, with a grenade thrown in once), and thanks to his ImplausibleFencingPowers plus CharlesAtlasSuperpower, going toe-to-toe with him in melee is a ''very'' bad idea. Even [[ColonelBadass Roy]] noted that he's confident enough to hold his own against two State Alchemists with just a single sword.
* IWasQuiteALooker: Not that he's [[SilverFox bad-looking now]], but he was quite the {{Hunk}} [[http://www.adultswim.com/videos/fullmetal-alchemist-brotherhood/the-twelfth-candidate/ back in the day]].
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: He claims that God doesn't exist, seconds later, the sun blinds him with the light, allowing him to be killed by Scar, one of the Ishvalans who survived Wrath's genocide.]]
* KickTheDog: All of his violent actions really. [[spoiler: The Ishval incident. Almost killing Lan Fan. Killing all of Greed's minions and insulting him while slicing his limbs. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Telling Roy he was shaking in Hughes' funeral not because of the latter's death but because Elicia's crying annoyed him.]] The list goes on.]]
* TheLastDance: Prior to his fight with Scar, he had already been fatally wounded by Buccaneer and Ling Yao. Add to that that he already realized that he had already served his purpose for Father, Wrath knew full and well that his battle with Scar would probably be his last.
* LaserGuidedKarma: One of his victims told him that "God's wrath will fall upon you". Wrath laughed it off. During his final battle with Scar, Scar gets the opening to defeat him when the sun (the symbol of god) blinds Wrath just as he's raising his blades to deliver the coup de grace.
* LightningBruiser: [[spoiler: He's very powerful and extremely fast, enough to even dodge near-point blank gunfire, and, despite lacking regeneration, is still extremely hard to take down.]]
* LogicalWeakness: As the only Homunculus incapable of regeneration, he only has one life, thus only has to be killed once. He is also subject to age, albeit very slowly. Most importantly, his {{Magical Eye}}s are still hindered by physical obstructions to sight; this plays a very important part in his demise.
-->'''Buccaneer:''' You may have the eyes of a god, but even you cannot evade attacks you cannot see!
* MagicalEye: Under the eyepatch. It shows his Ouroboros tattoo and grants him super reflexes.
* MasterSwordsman: Compared to him, every other sword-user in the series can only claim to be "good" at it. It is also implied that he can wield ''any'' bladed weapon proficiently, although [[WeaponOfChoice he prefers heavy sabers above everything else]], demonstrated when he takes on 2nd Greed and Fu with a pair of combat knives and won.
* MeaningfulName: More than justified by his {{Backstory}}.
* {{Misblamed}}: By Fu, to an extent, as he accuses him of taking his granddaughter's arm. Technically, Lan Fan was the one to sever the arm. [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope Though Bradley was the cause.]] ]]
* ObviouslyEvil: [[spoiler: Played with. His heavily-lined face, burly mustache, and dramatic eyepatch serve to make him very ominous-looking, but his initially-goofy demeanor seems to subvert the trope. Later, [[DoubleSubversion he turns out to be every inch the dangerous, evil badass that his looks imply]] ]].
* OlderThanHeLooks: He's sixty years old, but looks twenty years younger [[spoiler:due to the Philosopher's Stone in his body delaying his physical aging, which only catches up to him once he dies. Being a Homunculus, however, he is the youngest among his purebred homunculi brethren, who are no younger than one hundred years old]].
* OneManArmy: Takes out a tank and a few soldiers armed with just a saber and a pipe bomb.
* OurPresidentsAreDifferent: [[spoiler: A mix of Action President and PresidentEvil, though he at first appears to be President Personable.]]
* PersonOfMassDestruction: OneManArmy variant. He can't blow you up the way most State Alchemists can, but that won't stop him from slaughtering all of you individually.
* PetTheDog: Often shows up to [[spoiler:[[AFatherToHisMen visit his men in the hospital]]]] and [[spoiler:despite being one of the Homunculi, who generally hate all humans, he loves his wife.]]
* PoliteVillainsRudeHeroes: The most pleasant and friendly of the Homunculi, but still a bad man. Others include: Father, Kimblee, The Gold-Toothed Doctor, Cornello, Raven, Tucker, [=McDougal=] (to an extent), [[AmbiguousInnocence Gluttony]], etc.
* RasputinianDeath: He got stabbed in the gut, lost his eye, shot, and lost a lot of blood while trying to escape, yet he still managed to scare five people, all of whom were competent fighters. Even Scar barely managed to defeat him.
* {{Revenge}}: If you take a shot at Wrath and you're within range of whatever weapon he has in hand, he ''will'' hit back before he even bothers to change his expression. Possibly a nod to the biblical sin of wrath mainly having to do with vengeance; after several Briggs soldiers try to aid Greed by turning their guns on Wrath, he mercilessly cuts them down within a few panels.
* ShadowArchetype: To no less than three characters: [[spoiler: Ling (authority figures), Greed (humans who were turned into homunculi), and Scar (warriors without names). To a lesser extent, Roy.]]
* SingleStrokeBattle: He can effortlessly kill people with one swipe of his sword.
* TheSociopath: To the point where his PetTheDog moments have been completely drowned out by his acts of brutality and [[SocialDarwinist Social Darwinism]] by the end of the series.
* StealthPun: [[spoiler: Wrath the "FÜHER" ious]]
* TheStoic: He's quite calm and collected, even when in action.
* SuperSoldier: [[spoiler:Essentially what he was raised to become.]]
* SuperSpeed: He can blitz through entire platoons of soldiers and cut through them as if a RazorWind just passed, despite being well past his prime. He can even dodge gunfire from near point blank and [[IaijutsuPractitioner slice opponents in the time it takes for them to blink.]]
* TemptingFate: In the final moments of his battle with Scar, he rants how there is no god. Just as he's about to get the final blow in, the eclipse breaks and a bit of the sun shines into his eyes and provides the distraction needed for Scar to finish him off.
* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: The only non-violent way for him to express why he's called "Wrath".
* ThisWasHisTrueForm: A fairly minor version [[spoiler: as while dying, he suddenly ages to the point that he looks like a sixty-year-old would be expected to]].
* TranquilFury: Looks extremely calm when killing. There's a reason he's called ''Wrath'', not ''[[UnstoppableRage Rage]]''.
* TykeBomb: [[spoiler:He was raised from birth as a candidate for the Fuhrership. King Bradley may or may not be the same person as the boy who was raised for that candidacy. He doesn't know whether his soul was the original or if it came from the philosopher's stone.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: A subtle one, but his rant against Scar sounds almost like desperation in that Wrath can't understand why someone won't act out the role he planned for them. In this case, an Ishvalan who's willing to use alchemy just to beat him.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: So good that [[spoiler: the heroes ''never'' fully dispel it, instead covering up his role in the affair by knowing the people would never buy that he was an inhuman, genocidal tyrant in the service of a megalomaniacal monster.]]
* WalkingSpoiler: The fact that he has no image here and that several parts of his entry are completely whited out in regards to [[spoiler: his identity]] should be a big enough cause for this. When Wrath ''does'' finally show up, it turns the whole of the manga on its head.
* WeakButSkilled: Compared to the other homunculi.
* WeaponOfChoice: [[spoiler: A pair of heavy military sabers.]]

->Voiced by: Creator/YukoSanpei (JP), Creator/BrittneyKarbowski (EN), Karina Parra (Latin America)
'''Affiliation:''' Homunculi\\
'''Speciality:''' Shadow Manipulation]

The eldest and deadliest of the Homunculi, Pride serves as Father's second-in-command, as well as the minder of the tunnel network. His usual form is a massive shadow with multiple eyes and mouths, rather similar to Father's original form as the Dwarf in the Flask. Befitting his name, he's incredibly cruel and narcissistic, though he hides it well as his alter ego, [[spoiler:Selim Bradley.]]
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Near the end of the series, Ed asked why Pride blindly follows [[BigBad Father.]] Although he followed with a ShutUpKirk, that marks the beginning of his VillainousBreakdown.
-->'''Ed:''' Never... I'll never understand it. Why do you keep following him? Look at what we've done to you. You've got one foot in the grave and he didn't as much turn back to look at you.
-->'''Pride:''' [[ShutUpKirk SO WHAT?! Don't think of us Homunculi as the same as you humans!]]
* AttentionWhore: Doesn't seem to like the fact that he's always ignored by Father.
* AxCrazy: His shadows tend to give creepy {{Slasher Smile}}s when they're attacking someone.
* BadPowersBadPeople: The most unrepentantly evil Homunculus is the one who uses living shadows to eat your soul.
* BelatedLoveEpiphany: [[spoiler: It's implied that he realizes within the last second of his old life that he really did love his adopted family.]]
* BigBrotherMentor: In a weird sort of way he seems to view himself as one to Wrath, who is the youngest of the Homunculi.
* CannibalismSuperpower: Gains the powers of anyone he absorbs, be they Homunculi or human. As if creating tons of razor-sharp shadows wasn't enough.
* CastingAShadow: His power is shadows. ''Lots'' of razor-sharp and far-reaching shadows.
* CompulsorySchoolAge: [[spoiler:He looks like a child and goes to school, but he is actually the oldest of the homunculi at over 300 years old.]]
* CreepyChild: His humanoid form.
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: [[spoiler:He prefers not to force anyone through the "Gate", since it takes a large toll on him.]]
* DarkIsEvil: Well, ''yeah''. Ironically, he's as disserviced by complete darkness as anyone else.
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Ditching his pride as a homunculus leads to his defeat. When his body starts falling apart, he attempts to possess the body of a creature he looks down on (Ed, a human) to save himself. This act of hypocrisy disgusts the absorbed Kimblee enough for Kimblee to immobilize him, giving Ed an opening to defeat him.]]
* DeliberatelyCuteChild: [[spoiler:His gambit to make sure nobody knows who he is.]]
* DevourTheDragon: Repeatedly. Pride callously murders [[spoiler:Gluttony, Kimblee (though in this case, he was already dying), and the alchemic doctor]] to gain their abilities and/or knowledge. To make it creepier, he wasn't actually doing it to be mean--he was imitating his father!
* DissonantSerenity: [[spoiler:Compared to his Selim persona, he's extremely calm in both intimidation and murder and has zero regard for his victims.]]
* TheDogWasTheMastermind: [[spoiler:Bradley's son was his eldest brother and the most dangerous Homunculus of all.]]
* TheDragon: To Father, fitting as his most powerful offspring. Before facing Father, Ed takes it upon himself to battle Pride, where he is able to [[spoiler:win while maintaining his policy of not killing enemies. This penultimate challenge marks Ed as finally being ready to take on the now God-powered Father]].
* TheDreaded: ''No one'' wants to fight against Pride, considering both his abilities and his cruelty. Even Greed considers him to be a monster. Gluttony is utterly horrified when Pride [[spoiler: decides to eat him for his powers and he ultimately ''begs'' for him to stop]]. Also, the only reason Sloth is digging the circular tunnel around Amestris is because he is too scared of Pride. Hell, let this sink in for a moment; even ''Wrath'' is afraid of this guy.
* EldritchAbomination: A living shadow composed of eyes, teeth, and tentacles which follow you everywhere.
* EnfanteTerrible: [[spoiler:Looks like a child, is the personification of arrogance and evil.]]
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: [[spoiler:Mrs. Bradley is the sole human to whom Pride shows any sympathy.]]
* FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon: [[spoiler:As Selim.]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: Considering Pride's loathing of humans and "lower beings", this might be how pre-memory wipe him would regard his fate at the end of the series.]]
* GameFace: Once his identity is revealed, he's drawn with much sharper, edgier features in contrast to [[spoiler:Selim's rounded, almost chibi looks.]] Especially apparent after he eats [[spoiler:Gluttony.]]
* GrandTheftMe: Attempts this on [[spoiler:Ed. Backfires when Kimblee stops him and Ed invades him instead.]]
* GoodEyesEvilEyes: [[spoiler:TaremeEyes as Selim, TsurimeEyes as Pride.]]
* HeWhoMustNotBeSeen: [[spoiler:Until his reveal.]]
* HeelFaceMindScrew: In the course of destroying Pride, Ed somehow knows to rip out Pride's [[spoiler:true form, a helpless, miniature baby. As a result, Pride has no memories of his past and is purged of his malicious personality, and this, coupled with being raised by Mrs. Bradley, means that he becomes the good little boy [[BecomingTheMask he had previously pretended to be]].]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Turns out [[spoiler:absorbing [[MoralSociopathy Kimblee]]]] wasn't a good idea.
* {{Hypocrite}}:
** For all his talk about how worthless humans are, he at the end is willing to [[spoiler:steal Edward's body]] just to escape his predicament, to keep himself from dying. [[spoiler:This disgusts [[BlueAndOrangeMorality Kimblee]] into stopping him from within.]]
** "I can't believe you could treat your own brother with such hostility, Greed! Honestly, [[spoiler:I might have to eat you!]]"
* IJustWantToBeLoved: [[spoiler:Starts to absolutely fall apart when Ed points out to him that his Father really doesn't care about him all that much. It's also the reason Wrath's wife is the only human he actually likes.]]
* ImAHumanitarian: [[spoiler:Likes to eat his allies when they are no longer of use ([[{{Irony}} Gluttony]], Kimblee, and the creepy gold-toothed doctor). Disturbingly, after he eats Gluttony, Pride comments on inheriting Gluttony's ravenous hunger for people. However, he doesn't think of it as cannibalism, but rather absorbing them into his collective mind.]]
* InfantImmortality: He [[spoiler:is the only homunculus who looks like a child, and also the only homunculus who survives...sort of.]] Additionally, when the other Homunculi fight they are frequently wounded, [[GoodThingYouCanHeal usually graphically]], but not so much with Pride, who just gets scuffed up a bit. The latter may be justified, as Pride is considered the most powerful of the bunch.
* LackOfEmpathy: Personified. Pride ''can't'' give a damn about anyone else, due to the nature of his sin. [[spoiler:Flipped around after his rebirth, when he asks his mother if [[FriendToAllLivingThings an injured bird can be "fixed"]].]]
* LaserGuidedKarma: Many of Pride's cruel acts came back to bite him in the end. [[spoiler:When you think about it, being raised as a human child, with his memories erased? From his original perspective that's a FateWorseThanDeath.]]
* LastOfHisKind: [[spoiler:Lost memories notwithstanding, he is the only Homunculus to survive the events of the story.]]
* LightIsNotGood[=/=]DarkIsEvil: He can only use his shadow powers in the presence of light, as total darkness isn't exactly conducive to shadows. His shadows can also be destroyed under intense enough light, such as a flash bomb. This is quite appropriate, since pride is associated with Lucifer, whose name means "bringer of light".
* LittleBigBrother: Pride is the oldest of Homunculi and looks like a child while his younger "siblings" look way older.
* LivingShadow: His true form.
* LossOfIdentity: [[spoiler:After his "death", he is reborn with the mind of an innocent child.]]
* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler:Mrs. Bradley's love specifically. It's the only reason his innocent rebirth is allowed to stick.]]
* MoralityPet: [[spoiler:Aside from Father, the only being he really cares about, even a little, is Mrs. Bradley — and that only began after she risked her life to save his and he grew curious about the concept of playing 'family'.]]
* {{Narcissist}}: Unsurprisingly. Pride can care about other people if he really, really tries (see Mrs. Bradley and Father), but he's far more interested in himself, to the point of bordering on out and out psychopathy.
* NoOntologicalInertia: One of his few weaknesses, as when a base of his shadow is blocked off, the rest of the shadow disintegrates.
* NoSell: A subtle example, but one that shows off just how powerful he really is--whereas all the other Homunculi have been hit with horrible lacerations or killed repeatedly in gruesome ways, Pride only ever got some light scuffs and rips and/or dust on his clothes. The kid's indestructible.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Or rather, [[spoiler:Obfuscating Childhood]].
* OhCrap: [[spoiler: Has a major one when Kimblee reappears and screws him over.]]
* ParanoiaFuel: Goes out of his way to provide an InUniverse example for Riza Hawkeye. He could be literally ''anywhere'' there's shadows to listen in on conversations, even if he's "supposed" to be miles away.
* PowerCopying: The CannibalismSuperpower variant, a decidedly dark one.
* PowersDoTheFighting: Being able to use shadows from anywhere and everywhere allows him to use them to fight by themselves.
* {{Pride}}: Of course.
* PrideBeforeAFall: [[spoiler:Feel free to laugh.]]
* PurpleEyes: They hint that he is supernatural.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: At three hundred, the oldest Homunculus besides Father.
* SiblingYinYang: Subtly has this with Wrath.
* ShapeshifterBaggage: Seemingly played straight, unlike Envy above. Drawing his shadow back into his "container" doesn't seem to affect his weight or mass at all, despite the fact that the shadow itself is large enough to extend throughout the tunnel of the nationwide transmutation circle. One could make the argument that they are mass-less and weight-less due to being shadows, but the manga and ''Brotherhood'' treats them as indeed having substance. Of course, he ''is'' an EldritchAbomination.
* SlasherSmile: Gains one after [[spoiler:eating Gluttony]] and his shadows feature numerous large smiles and [[EyesDoNotBelongThere eyes]].
* SmugSnake: What else would you expect from someone whose ''name'' is ''Pride''?
* StepfordSmiler: [[spoiler:Part of his Selim Bradley facade.]]
* StrongFamilyResemblance: [[spoiler:To Father, back when he was the Dwarf in the Flask. Selim, meanwhile, looks an awful lot like King Bradley when he was a kid]].
* StrongerSibling: Compared to his younger siblings.
* SuperpowerLottery: He's TheDreaded for a reason. Between his Homunculus-standard HealingFactor, his [[CastingAShadow shadow manipulation]], and his {{Cannibalism Super|power}}{{power Copying}}, Pride has pretty much won the lottery. Barring Van Hohenheim and Father (who could almost qualify as PhysicalGods), Pride is far and away the most powerful character ever seen.
* TeamKiller: [[spoiler: Devours both Gluttony and Kimblee so that he could take their Philosopher Stones for himself.]]
* {{Troll}}: Enjoys teasing Ed about his height [[spoiler: while under the disguise as King Bradley's cute, innocent, and of course well-guarded son. He even delights in the fact that it annoys Ed.]]
* TsurimeEyes: [[spoiler:In contrast to his Selim persona's Tareme Eyes. This helps establish that Selim is his container and not a real child under possession.]]
* UhOhEyes: His GameFace has PurpleEyes with very small pupils.
* UndyingLoyalty: Nearly every single thing he does, he does to further Father's plan.
* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Literal and figurative. His body begins to flake apart when he uses it to force Mustang into performing human transmutation. Later on, he finally snaps when Ed calls him out on his blind loyalty to Father, who doesn't give a shit about him, and "dies" screaming hysterically and begging for his life.]]
* VillainOverride: [[spoiler: Forces Roy to perform human transmutation, but it weakened him severely.]]
* VoiceOfTheLegion
* WalkingSpoiler: Possibly even more so than Wrath. [[spoiler: His identity as Selim does that.]]
* WeaksauceWeakness: [[WeakenedByTheLight Bright flashes of light can hurt him]] and his shadow-based powers are useless in complete darkness and outside of the national transmutation circle and Central Area. More subtly, he can use his shadow tendrils to commit espionage by listening, but he can't use them to ''see'', so Hawkeye exploits this to get a coded message across to Mustang, who pieces it together on paper.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Implied to be one of his motivations when [[spoiler:Ed asks why he obeys Father in the first place, pointing out that Father doesn't really care about him.]]
* YourHeadASplode: [[spoiler:How he "dies".]]

[[folder:"Gold-Toothed Doctor"]]
->Voiced by: Bon Ishihara (JP), Mark Stoddard (EN), Manuel Bastos (Latin America)

'''Affiliation:''' Amestris Military/Homunculi\\
'''Speciality:''' Biological Alchemy]

Not a Homunculus, but a human in cahoots with them. A mysterious alchemist working for Father, this unnamed doctor is a master of biological alchemy.

* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Is transformed into a ball of flesh that, if the list of the dead at the end of the series is any indication, is still alive.]]
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:No one was weeping when Pride turns him into a lab subject in order to make Roy a sacrifice.]]
* BadassBookworm: An old skinny man who nevertheless shows no fear when confronted by [[PersonOfMassDestruction Roy]], [[BadassBookworm Ed]], [[HeroKiller Scar]], [[ColdSniper Riza]], and the Chimeras, stays totally cool under fire, and manages to defeat them through careful planning and the judicious use of {{Elite Mooks}}. He's repulsive, but that earns him some badass cred.
* BalefulPolymorph: [[spoiler:Is transformed into a ball of flesh that, if the list of the dead at the end of the series is any indication, [[AndIMustScream is still alive]].]]
* BodyHorror: Whoever he paid to bling out his mouth must be pretty creepy indeed, but it gets a whole lot worse. [[spoiler: After being pushed through the Gate, he ends up as a hideously deformed "ball".]]
* ChekhovsGunman: He's first seen [[spoiler:performing the fusion of a human with a Philosopher's stone]] in Bradley's flashback, but becomes quite important later on.
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:The prideful, remorseless scientist is coldly used as a tool and an alchemic resource by Pride the homunculus, then discarded and forgotten by the plot once he has nothing else of scientific merit to offer.]]
* DirtyCoward: Despite acting relatively calm earlier, drawing his transmutation circle in the midst of a fight between the heroes and his EliteMooks, the second Jerso manages to get a hold of him he loses all of his cool and begins screaming and panicking.
* EyeScream: A mild example; the few times his eyes are seen, they're looking in opposite directions, probably to illustrate that he's a deranged psycho.
* EliteMooks: Controls the failed Fuhrer candidates and uses them as his muscle, acting as the [[BrainsAndBrawn brains to their brawn]].
%%* EvilGenius
* EvilOldFolks: Older even than Bradley and it shows.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Maintains a cheerful and even somewhat jokey demeanor while throwing his subordinates to die against the heroes and [[spoiler:slitting Riza's throat.]]
* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler:Implied - he's not present in the usual omakes that show the dead characters, hinting that the he's still alive in that deformed "ball." Not that he didn't deserve it.]]
* FishEyes: Behind his glasses. These ones are ''not'' funny in the slightest however, and only serve to make him look more unbalanced.
* ForScience: A scientific genius without an ounce of morality or decency.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Complete with the ScaryShinyGlasses, even underground with dim lighting!
* GoldTooth: Obviously. Somehow the resulting [[TwinkleSmile twinkle]] only makes his constant SlasherSmile more disturbing.
* GoodPowersBadPeople: Knows medical alchemy, but uses those abilities for sick experiments and other evil purposes.
* HateSink: Along with Tucker, he is the biggest scumbag in the series and unlike the Homunculi, he lacks all EvilIsCool tropes.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Taken out by six of his own creations, all of whom hated him.]]
* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: It becomes obvious that this guy has practiced human transmutation for years while totally evading Truth (and the toll) by passing the price along. [[spoiler: When Pride finally voids it, it's not easy to pity him. Also, by using him as the ingredient and not as the alchemist, it clearly shows that he never could have succeeded at opening the portal and coming back under his own steam: the guy could only cheat.]]
* MadDoctor: He's called a doctor and does even do some healing. But, you'd need brass balls like Kimblee's to take it calmly because he's so obviously a bit ''wrong''.
* MadScientist: The alchemic equivalent.
* ManInWhite: His labcoat and white shirt.
* TheMedic: Villainous example.
* MisanthropeSupreme: Sides with the Homunculi, who seek to eradicate all of Amestris and regard his species as lower than insects.
%%* NoNameGiven
* ScaryShinyGlasses: That picture up there.
* SlasherSmile: Constantly sports one.
* SmugSnake: Altogether too pleased with himself about his various bastardly actions.
* TwinkleSmile: Courtesy of his gold tooth. The result is creepy as hell.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: [[spoiler:Dies with very little (but effective) characterization after only appearing in a few scenes through the series.]]
* WeHaveReserves: Discards his EliteMooks like the expendable pawns they are.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Gets used as human transmutation fodder once it's decided that he'll be more useful that way]].

[[folder:Mannequin Soldiers]]

Not referred to as homunculi, but are similar in being another group of {{Artificial Human}}s. They are hideous, one-eyed, cannibalistic and hard to kill monsters created by ripping out people's souls and putting them in artificial bodies. The Military Conspiracy planned to use them as an unstoppable army, but when released, things didn't exactly go as planned...
* BadGuysDoTheDirtyWork: They eat several participants in the GovernmentConspiracy and prompt the troops loyal to Central to pull a HeelFaceTurn to have help fighting them off.
* BarbieDollAnatomy: Justified because they're not human. Makes their FullFrontalAssault much less adult-rated.
* {{Expy}}/ShoutOut: A fair few have compared the mannequin soldiers to the mass-produced Eva units. They're both pale white, invoke the UncannyValley, and appear towards the end of the series.
* FromACertainPointOfView: The officer who decides to release them does so informed they will be loyal to their father. This almost certainly means they will only obey orders from Father, and unsurprisingly, the officer is immediately devoured by them.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: They were made so that they could be used to help TakeOverTheWorld but once released, they turned on any human who was nearby.
* HiveMind: They seem to have one to some degree, as others will react when one of them is injured and they scream in unison.
* ImAHumanitarian: Sickeningly yes.
* MonkeyMoralityPose: Three of them do this in one of the anime's eyecatches.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Also referred to as "the Immortal Legion".
* NightOfTheLivingMooks: They have the same story role as zombies, being a massive tsunami of bodies slowly advancing and eating everything in sight (though ''much'' more dangerous than the typical zombie).
* NighInvulnerability: Because these things aren't human, normal attacks have no effect. Scar's usual tactic of YourHeadASplode doesn't work and neither does firearms. Mustang's Flame Alchemy on the other hand though...
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: Each one of them contains a human soul, [[TorturedMonster writhing in constant agony]].
* PsychopathicManchild: They creepily evoke children in the way they cry out in pain and to voice their hunger. Some of them actually do contain children's souls, such as one that was ''calling for its mommy''.